Press Releases & Announcements

The IA communicates association and industry news through periodic press releases to the media. Press releases address:

  • Association events, programs and services. 
  • Industry initiative updates.
  • Policy outreach and accomplishments.
  • Irrigation Foundation activities.

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Press Releases

Irrigation is featured at Made in America showcase in D.C.

Posted on 7/17/2019
On Monday, July 15, irrigation was featured at the White House during the third annual Made in America product showcase. For this event, businesses from each of the 50 states are invited to display their products made and produced in the U.S.

Marcus Duck named recipient of 2019 Excellence in Education Award

Posted on 7/9/2019
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Marcus Duck of Michigan State University has been named the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Education Award.

Lindsay Corporation’s Riverview LLP project named 2019 IA Vanguard Award recipient

Posted on 7/9/2019
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Lindsay Corporation’s Riverview LLP project has been named the recipient of the 2019 Vanguard Award.

Carl Kah Jr. named recipient of IA’s 2019 Board of Directors Award

Posted on 7/9/2019
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Carl Kah Jr. of North Palm Beach, Florida, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Board of Directors Award.

Monty Teeter named recipient of IA’s 2019 Innovator Award

Posted on 7/9/2019
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Monty Teeter of Ulysses, Kansas, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Innovator Award.

Jake LaRue named IA’s 2019 Industry Achievement Award recipient

Posted on 7/9/2019
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Jake LaRue of Omaha, Nebraska, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Industry Achievement Award.

IA & Irrigation Foundation join forces

Posted on 7/1/2019
To further strengthen their commitment to promoting careers in irrigation, the Irrigation Association and Irrigation Foundation are excited to announce that they are joining forces.

IA to recognize water providers for promoting conservation through efficiency

Posted on 5/29/2019
The Irrigation Association recently announced two new Smart Water Application Technologies awards aimed to recognize water providers for spearheading efforts to conserve water.

Irrigation Association announces July 2019 as Smart Irrigation Month

Posted on 5/29/2019
Furthering the mission “to promote efficient irrigation,” the Irrigation Association is excited to announce that July 2019 will once again be celebrated as Smart Irrigation Month.

2019 E3 application now open

Posted on 5/22/2019
The Irrigation Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 E3 program. Students and faculty are encouraged to apply and take advantage of the unique opportunities available only at the annual Irrigation Show and Education Week.

Irrigation & Green Industry receives TOCA awards for editorial & design

Posted on 5/8/2019
The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association, New Prague, Minnesota, honored winners of its annual communications awards during its 30th annual meeting, held April 30-May 2, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Irrigation Foundation awards 21 scholarships to students around the nation

Posted on 4/5/2019
The Irrigation Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2019 Irrigation Foundation scholarship program. The program awarded 21 scholarships to deserving recipients studying and pursuing careers in the irrigation field.

Irrigation Foundation opens 2019 Faculty Academy registration

Posted on 3/18/2019
The Irrigation Foundation will be offering both agriculture and landscape versions of its popular Faculty Academy in 2019. Register today at www.irrigation.org/facultyacademy.

Irrigation industry heads to Capitol Hill

Posted on 3/14/2019
Irrigation leaders from across the United States convened in Washington, D.C., on March 5-6 for the annual Washington, D.C., fly-in and Water Resources Congressional Summit.

Deadline approaching for Irrigation Foundation scholarship program

Posted on 1/11/2019
Apply by Feb. 15 to be considered for the 2019 Irrigation Foundation scholarship program. The annual program was created to support the Foundation’s mission of promoting careers in irrigation.

Irrigation Association welcomes new clean water rule

Posted on 12/20/2018
The Irrigation Association welcomes the new definition of “waters of the United States,” which was released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on Dec. 11.

Irrigation Association announces newly elected directors

Posted on 12/18/2018
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the newly appointed members of the IA Board of Directors.

Irrigation Association & California Agricultural Irrigation Association announce partnership

Posted on 12/17/2018
The Irrigation Association and the California Agricultural Irrigation Association are excited to announce that the two organizations have entered into a formal partnership.

Statement of the Irrigation Association regarding congressional passage of the farm bill

Posted on 12/17/2018
The Irrigation Association congratulates Congress on passing the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the farm bill.

The IA celebrates a successful 2018 Irrigation Show & Education Conference

Posted on 12/14/2018
Nearly 4,000 people from 43 countries attended the 2018 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Long Beach, California, Dec. 3-7.

The Toro Company recognized as a lead sponsor of the 2019 Irrigation E3 program

Posted on 12/6/2018
The Irrigation Foundation is pleased to announce that The Toro Company will be a lead sponsor of the 2019 Irrigation E3 program.

2018 New Product Contest winners revealed at Irrigation Show

Posted on 12/6/2018
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 New Product Contest at the Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Long Beach, California, Dec. 3-7, 2018.

Irrigation Foundation announces 2018 E3 program winners

Posted on 11/9/2018
The Irrigation Foundation has selected 32 exceptional winners for the 2018 Irrigation E3 program. This year’s class, 30 students and two educators, will receive an education and travel award to the 2018 Irrigation Show and Education Conference.

The Irrigation Association welcomes water infrastructure bill signed into law

Posted on 10/26/2018
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the return of the Bringing Water to Life podcast on Oct. 22. While the name remains the same, many changes are ahead for the revamped podcast.

The Irrigation Association announces return of Bringing Water to Life podcast

Posted on 10/18/2018
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the return of the Bringing Water to Life podcast on Oct. 22. While the name remains the same, many changes are ahead for the revamped podcast.

2019 Irrigation Foundation scholarship program now open

Posted on 10/11/2018
The Irrigation Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship program. The annual program was created in an effort to promote careers in irrigation by providing meaningful financial support for education.

2019 awards open for nomination

Posted on 10/8/2018
The Irrigation Association and Irrigation Foundation are pleased to announce that the nomination process for the 2019 awards program is now open.

New CIC exam to debut at Irrigation Show

Posted on 10/4/2018
The Irrigation Association Certification Board has updated the exam content outline for the landscape certified irrigation contractor exam, and the revised exam will launch during the 2018 Irrigation Show.

2018 Irrigation Show New Product Contest entries announced

Posted on 10/2/2018
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the entries in its annual new product contest. A record number of at least 60 new irrigation, lighting and specialty products have been entered into the contest.

Irrigation Foundation program allows winners to experience the Irrigation Show

Posted on 8/27/2018
The Irrigation Foundation’s E3 program offers exposure, experience and education to students and instructors. This year’s winners will attend the 2018 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Long Beach, California, Dec. 3-7.

IA announces Industry Achievement Award recipient

Posted on 8/2/2018
The Irrigation Association is honored to announce Jim Klauzer of Clearwater Supply in Ontario, Oregon, as the recipient of the 2018 Industry Achievement Award.

News & Announcements

Get ready to showcase Smart Irrigation in Action

Posted on 7/1/2019
The Irrigation Association is celebrating Smart Irrigation Month in July. This month-long campaign highlights and promotes the benefits of smart, efficient irrigation.

IA is still a great place to work

Posted on 7/1/2019
For the second year in a row, the Irrigation Association is proud to announce that it was listed on the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations “Best Manufacturing Associations to Work For.”

What did IA members have to say?

Posted on 7/1/2019
Every three years the Irrigation Association sends an extensive membership survey to voting members to gather feedback on the value of current IA programs and services, the effectiveness of the programs and anticipated future needs.

Register now!

Posted on 7/1/2019
Registration is officially open to attend the 2019 Irrigation Show and Education Week in Las Vegas Dec. 2-6. Register by Nov. 1 to get the best pricing on IA University classes and registration.

What is new with the 2019 Irrigation Show

Posted on 6/3/2019
You won’t want to miss this year’s Irrigation Show and Education Week — Dec. 2-6 in Las Vegas! We’ve taken things up a notch and can’t wait to show you the new opportunities for you to explore, connect and learn.

Become an advocate for the irrigation industry

Posted on 6/3/2019
The Irrigation Association’s new advocate member category offers you the opportunity to stay on top of legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry.

IA leaders celebrate success & reaffirm mission

Posted on 6/3/2019
The IA Board of Directors and chairs and vice chairs of the IA’s volunteer groups gathered in San Antonio to revisit the association’s mission and set a course for the next three years.

Call for papers

Posted on 6/3/2019
Abstracts are now being accepted to present at the 6th Decennial National Irrigation Symposium to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas.

2019 New Product Contest is now open

Posted on 5/1/2019
Do you have a new ag, landscape or lighting product or technology worthy of recognition? Beginning May 1, you can enter your product to be considered for the new product contest during the 2019 Irrigation Show.

What’s the latest with the Irrigation Foundation

Posted on 5/1/2019
It’s the last call for Faculty Academy, E3 applications will open soon, and the 2018 Annual Report is now available.

Set your company apart at the Irrigation Show

Posted on 5/1/2019
Make the most of your time in Las Vegas for the 2019 Irrigation Show and Education Conference by taking advantage of unique sponsorship options. The IA offers numerous opportunities in all price ranges to meet any company budget.

California Energy Commission solicits comments about proposed regulation

Posted on 5/1/2019
The California Energy Commission is proposing revisions to Sections 1601-1609 of Chapter 4, Division 2, Title 20 of the California Code of Regulations related to spray sprinkler bodies.

IA advocacy hits the ground running

Posted on 5/1/2019
As Congress ramps up its work on issues directly affecting all aspects of irrigation, the Irrigation Association is strategically partnering with other organizations to create a bigger impact on legislation that affects our members most.

Mark your calendars for the 2019 E3 program

Posted on 4/12/2019
The 2019 Irrigation E3 program application will open in May! Students and faculty are encouraged to apply and take advantage of the unique opportunities available only at the annual Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Las Vegas.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Posted on 4/12/2019
Join the Irrigation Foundation in supporting Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day this year! The date for this nationwide program is April 25, and the Foundation wants the irrigation industry to get involved.

IA hosts members for legislative fly-in

Posted on 4/2/2019
Irrigation leaders from across the United States headed to Capitol Hill on March 5-6 for the annual Washington, D.C., fly-in and Water Resources Congressional Summit.

Call for presenters deadline extended: April 12

Posted on 4/2/2019
The 2019 Irrigation Show and Education Conference is your chance to share your expertise and experience with irrigation industry professionals from all over the world. Submit your proposal by April 12.

Jim Abbott chosen as keynote

Posted on 4/2/2019
The Expo Advisory Committee is proud to announce that it has chosen former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott as the keynote speaker for the 2019 Irrigation Show and Education Conference.

Faculty Academy offers fresh ideas for your classroom

Posted on 4/1/2019
Instructors teaching at a high school or a two- or four-year institution can register for two days of free hands-on training at the agriculture or landscape Faculty Academy.

Certification Board seeks agriculture & landscape irrigation experts

Posted on 4/1/2019
The Irrigation Association Certification Board is soliciting volunteers to fill up to four board openings for agriculture and landscape irrigation experts. The 13-member board establishes policies and processes for IA’s Select Certified program.

IA launches new IA Select business consultant program

Posted on 4/11/2019
The Irrigation Association is expanding its IA Select program to include professionals who work as business consultants in the irrigation and green industry.

2019 Faculty Academy sessions announced

Posted on 4/11/2019
The Irrigation Foundation will offer both agriculture and landscape versions of its Faculty Academy again this year.

IA works to keep your credentials respected

Posted on 3/1/2019
The IA’s well-respected Select Certified program has set the bar for irrigation professionals since 1983. Through earning the IA’s credentials, irrigation professionals are able to demonstrate their commitment to the industry.

Subscribe to IA’s publications that are right for your business

Posted on 3/1/2019
The Irrigation Association offers a portal of products to help you to stay up to date on the latest news, trends and technologies in your industry.

IA introduces new format for show presentations

Posted on 3/1/2019
The Irrigation Association is expanding its technical program and irrigation seminars during the 2019 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Las Vegas.

Sneed honored with Commitment to Certification Excellence Award

Posted on 2/1/2019
Ronald Sneed, PhD, PE, CAIS, CIC, CID, CLIA, was honored with the 2018 Commitment to Certification Excellence Award.

Make plans to attend the 2019 Faculty Academy events

Posted on 2/1/2019
Mark your calendars! The dates and locations for the 2019 agriculture and landscape faculty academies have been finalized. Registration will open in February.

Technical papers available for download

Posted on 2/1/2019
The technical program held during the Irrigation Show and Education Conference includes the industry’s experts presenting the latest cutting-edge research covering numerous agriculture and landscape irrigation topics.

IA award nominations deadline extended to Feb. 22

Posted on 2/1/2019
Recognizing outstanding individuals and irrigation projects with IA awards was a highlight of the general session held recently during the annual Irrigation Show and Education Conference.

Join us & be a strong voice on Capitol Hill

Posted on 2/1/2019
March 5-6 is your chance to make an impact and carry irrigation’s message straight to Congress. The Irrigation Association is proud and excited to once again host our Washington, D.C., fly-in.

Take advantage of priority points

Posted on 2/1/2019
Booth space assignments for the 2019 Irrigation Show and Education Conference begin in March 2019. To ensure you get the best booth selection, take advantage of your priority points by submitting your contract by Feb. 28.

Submit 2019 IA award nominations by Jan. 31

Posted on 4/11/2019
Honor your hardworking colleagues by nominating them for an annual Irrigation Association or Irrigation Foundation award. Nominations are due by Jan. 31, 2019.

Apply online for a 2019 Irrigation Foundation scholarship

Posted on 1/2/2019
The Irrigation Foundation is accepting applications for the 2019 Irrigation Foundation scholarship program. Applications are due Feb. 15 with notification to award winners by April 1.