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IA announces 2022 Pitch Competition winner

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (Dec. 12, 2022) — The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the winner of the 2022 Pitch Competition. The competition was conducted on Dec. 7 during the 2022 Irrigation Show and Education Week in Las Vegas, with the winner announced on Dec. 8 during the General Session.

The Pitch Competition featured startup irrigation technology companies in both agriculture and landscape presenting their products in the Innovation Hub on the Irrigation Show floor. Eight irrigation startups gave presentations and were judged by a panel of expert judges evaluating the quality of their presentation, the product, market need and economic feasibility.

The 2022 Pitch Competition winner is the Verdi Platform by Verdi. The Verdi Platform provides variable rate irrigation for specialty crops, allowing growers to build, manage and scale precision agriculture systems by connecting sophisticated software and modular hardware with the farm data layer.

Visit for more details about the contest and to see a list of the startup companies that exhibited at the show and participated in the Pitch Competition.