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IA Happenings IA Staff on the Move


Irrigation Association staff are busy traveling the country to advocate for you.


Brent Mecham, CID, CLWM, CIC, CLIA, CAIS, industry development director, presented during the Northern Green Expo in Minneapolis and the ProGreen Expo in Colorado. Mecham attended the Utah Green Industry Conference and the Central Plains Irrigation Association Conference and Exposition in Burlington, Colorado. He participated in standards meetings held in Las Vegas, Nevada, and taught classes at Northern Water in Berthoud, Colorado.


CEO Deborah Hamlin, CAE, FASAE, was a guest on the podcast “Through the Noise” that features cutting-edge thought leadership in the nonprofit, association and charity organization arena. The podcast can be heard at www.throughthenoise.us/guests.


Elizabeth McCartney, senior policy and advocacy manager, attended the California Irrigation Institute 2017 Conference and the annual meeting for the Irrigation Association of New England.


Hasia White, professional development coordinator, attended the National Association of Conservation Districts Expo in Denver, Colorado.


Rebecca Bayless, finance director; Janie Hakim, membership manager; and John Farner, government and public affairs director, attended the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California.


Farner also attended the annual general meeting of the Canadian Prairie Chapter of the Irrigation Association in Calgary, Canada. Farner and McCartney attended the Family Farm Alliance 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Professional Development


The Irrigation Association hosted an Electrical Troubleshooting: Diagnosing Field Wiring class at the IA headquarters in March. The class focused on diagnosing field wiring problems and proper use of volt-ohm meters in the landscape and golf irrigation fields. Attendees learned to systematically assess and resolve electrical problems.


All landscape irrigation seminars from the 2016 Irrigation Show and Education Conference are now available on the Irrigation Association website, www.irrigation.org/Education/Irrigation_ Seminars.aspx. These one-hour online seminars address the underlying how-to’s of efficient irrigation and water management.


Certification


Listening to the Bringing Water to Life podcast now counts toward earning continuing education units! Certified individuals can earn 0.25 CEUs per hour with the podcast. For more information on earning CEUs, visit www.irrigation.org/earn-ceus.


Irrigation Association & Irrigation Foundation Awards Each year the Irrigation Association and the Irrigation Foundation recognize individuals and organizations that have made, and continue to make, outstanding contributions toward the advance- ment of the industry. Honor your hardworking colleagues by nominating them for an IA or Foundation award by May 15, 2017.


Award winners are selected by the IA Awards and Honors Commit- tee and will be recognized during the general session at the 2017 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Orlando, Florida.


To nominate someone, go towww.irrigation.org/awards.


Irrigation Association Announces Acquisition of Irrigation & Green Industry Magazine


The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that it has acquired Irrigation & Green Industry magazine from ISG Communications, Inc. The acquisition, which was over a year in the making, was finalized on Feb. 28.


Irrigation & Green Industry magazine is a monthly publication focused on the business of landscape and irrigation. The magazine reports on landscape news, highlights recent key happenings among landscape businesses and outdoor power equipment companies, spotlights new products, and monitors the economic state of the industry as a whole.


Irrigation & Green Industry is a national magazine with circulation of nearly 47,500. Headquartered in Reseda, California, the magazine was founded in 1995 by Denne Goldstein. The current magazine staff will remain in place in California, and Goldstein will remain an integral part of the publication.


With this addition to IA’s portfolio of books and publications, the association’s new Irrigation Today magazine will transition to an agriculture focus with its July issue. This quarterly publication will hone in on advances in ag irrigation technology, cutting-edge research and other issues relative to the ag market.


Connect With Us


Connect with us through social media for the most up-to-date news and information and to meet and network with other professionals.


Twitter | @IrrigationAssoc Facebook | www.facebook.com/IrrigationAssociation LinkedIn | Irrigation Association group YouTube | www.youtube.com/user/SmartIrrigationMonth


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