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The Toro Company Foundation recognized as a premier sponsor of the 2024 Irrigation E3 program

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (Jan. 18, 2024) — The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that The Toro Company Foundation will be a premier sponsor of the IA 2024 Irrigation E3 program.

The IA is committed to supporting the irrigation industry’s innovators and future leaders by promoting career opportunities and fostering a professional and expert workforce. Through its Irrigation E3 program, the IA introduces students and educators to the exciting career pathways available in irrigation and provides them the unique opportunity to engage with leading companies and professionals currently working in the industry.

E3 winners are provided with exposure, experience and education as they attend the Irrigation Show and Education Week and experience the exhibit floor, take education classes and network with industry professionals. Since the program’s inception, The Toro Company Foundation has been a strong supporter of the program’s success.

“The Irrigation E3 program fosters the training, professional development and essential community-building of the next generation of irrigation professionals by providing outstanding students and engaged faculty an opportunity to develop a deeper level of understanding of the industry and its career opportunities,” said IA CEO Natasha Rankin, CAE, MBA. “We are excited that The Toro Company Foundation is continuing their sponsorship of this IA program, building enthusiasm in the industry and supporting our commitment to develop our future workforce and leaders.”

The Toro Company Foundation presented the Irrigation Association with a check for the 2024 Irrigation E3 program on the exhibit floor in San Antonio, where the 2023 Irrigation E3 program winners were attending the Irrigation Show and Education Week. Seventeen students and three educators from colleges and universities around the country were selected as winners of the 2023 program. For more information on the Irrigation E3 program and the 2023 winners, go to

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