IA Times, March 2020

Register now for ag & landscape faculty academies

Registration for the 2020 agriculture and landscape faculty academies is now open! Those involved in educating the next generation of irrigation professionals are invited to join us at the University of California, Davis for agriculture Faculty Academy and the College of DuPage for landscape Faculty Academy.

Both events are FREE to attend, and grant assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying applicants. Instructors at high schools and two- or four-year institutions are encouraged to attend to learn about the latest irrigation technologies and techniques, discover irrigation-related curriculum to implement in their classroom and network with fellow academics.

June 11-12
University of California, Davis

Davis, California


  • Frost Protection & Overhead Cooling Applications
  • How Drones Are Being Used in Ag Irrigation
  • Irrigation Design Software (hands-on)
  • Irrigation Uniformity Lab: Troubleshooting & Servicing Drip (hands-on)
  • Water Management Panel
  • Tour of Turkovich Ranch
  • Tour of UC Davis Facilities

Deadline for registration is May 7.

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June 18-19
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, Illinois


  • Backflow Prevention for Landscape Irrigation (hands-on)
  • Tour TBD
  • Greenhouse Irrigation
  • Irrigated Soils for Landscape Applications
  • Irrigation Components (June 17)*
  • Marketplace Trends
  • Tour of Spectrum Technologies
  • Using Pumps in Irrigation (hands-on)
  • The Why Behind Irrigation (June 17)*

Deadline for registration is May 14.

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*Again this year, landscape Faculty Academy will provide two introductory sessions: Irrigation Components and The Why Behind Irrigation. These sessions will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 1-5 p.m. They are intended for novice instructors and are a great building block for the two days to come.

Thank you to this year’s Faculty Academy sponsors. Agriculture sponsors include Irrometer Company Inc. and Rain Bird Corporation. Landscape sponsors include BrightView Landscape Services, Hunter Industries, Irrometer Company Inc. and Rain Bird Corporation.

If you have questions, please contact Workforce Development and Administration Manager Nicole Preisner (703.536.7080).