Industry Achievement Award
Craig Borland, CIC, CID, CIT, CLIA, CLWM | The Toro Company
Craig Borland, CIC, CID, CIT, CLIA, CLWM, is the recipient of the 2023 Industry Achievement Award. Borland has dedicated 28 years to the irrigation industry as an employee of The Toro Company. He provides irrigation technical support in the areas of product engineering, legal, marketing and landscape drip. His experience, knowledge and feedback has helped develop or improve products critical to the industry’s growth, and he spends countless hours in the field troubleshooting, improving and making recommendations that shape product enhancements and provide insight to real-world conditions. Borland has served as a volunteer instructor for the Irrigation Association for the past 22 years and is a member of the IA Education Committee. He is widely viewed as one the top experts on irrigation and leads efforts to promote excellence in experience and education.
“My Dad taught me from a very early age to wake up, show up and put in as much effort as you possibly can each and every day. He was right. I’ve tried to instill the same work ethic in my kids, and they are thriving. I’d like to thank them for tolerating all the late nights, early mornings and weekends that may have pulled me away from time with the family. I’d also like to thank my wife for sticking by me all these years. Thank you to Toro for supporting my ambition to teach with the Irrigation Association and improve efficiency in our industry. I am extremely grateful to the IA for honoring me with the 2023 Industry Achievement Award. It has been a pleasure to work with and give back to such an important organization for our industry!”