Irrigation E3 Program

Exposure, Experience & Education for Students & Teachers

The 2021 E3 program application is now open. Apply by Sept. 24! 

Irrigation E3 Leaders

The Irrigation Association has a program called Irrigation E3, which supports students and teachers involved in irrigation through exposure, experience and education. Faculty members submit an application for consideration as an Irrigation E3 leader.

The Irrigation Association is excited to welcome Irrigation E3 leaders and learners back to the 2021 Irrigation Show and Education Week in sunny San Diego, California! 

A selection committee will allocate funds (based on availability) for up to two faculty members to attend the 2021 Irrigation Show and Education Week, Dec. 6-10. Faculty members will have the opportunity to take a variety of education classes, attend industry sessions, make connections on the trade show floor and spend time with the 2021 E3 program lead sponsor, The Toro Company.

Who qualifies to apply for Irrigation E3 leader status?

  • instructors who are teaching, or will be teaching within the next six months, irrigation-related coursework at a North American community college, university or similar institution of higher learning
  • instructors who have not been selected in prior years as an E3 leader

What deadlines and dates do I need to be aware of? (tentative)

  • July 2021 — Application opens for the 2021 E3 program
  • Sept. 24, 2021 — Deadline to submit application 
  • Oct. 15, 2021 — Notification of application status
  • Dec. 6–Dec. 10, 2021 —2021 Irrigation Show and Education Week (San Diego, California)

Application Instructions

  1. Create a SmarterSelect account.
  2. Complete the entire form. (You can save the form and finish later.)
  3. Submit the name, email, title and organization for your department head.
  4. Department head will get an email from SmarterSelect that requires them to submit a letter of support.
  5. Submit by 11:59 p.m. Pacific, Sept. 24.

Irrigation E3 applications are due Sept. 24, with notification to award winners by Oct. 15.

For some schools, the 2021 Irrigation Show and Education Week dates coincide with final exams or the week prior to final exams; however, the E3 program schedule can be adjusted for instructors in these situations. Please contact the workforce development department  or call 703.536.7080 if you have any questions.

2021 Irrigation E3 program
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