In areas where rainfall is not enough to support plant growth, farmers rely on irrigation to grow crops to feed humans and animals, as well as those used for fiber and fuels. While some growers still rely on flood irrigation, more and more are finding that sprinkler and microirrigation systems allow them to maximize production while minimizing costs for energy, water, chemicals and other inputs.

Although growers often use dealer/distributors and engineering/consulting firms to design, install, maintain and repair their irrigation systems, many choose to keep irrigation professionals on staff due to the size or complexity of their operations.

Irrigation jobs at farms, ranches, orchards, vineyards and other agriculture producers include the following: