RFP Post 2

Letters of Intent are due Nov 23rd, 2020

Watch the Presentation on Submitting 2021 Proposals

Additional non-federal contributions of funding, equipment, expertise, and other resources provided by IIC members more than doubled FFAR’s investment.

New Projects Funded in 2020

  • Advancing Development of the Parallel 41 Flux Network for Real-Time Evapotranspiration Monitoring (Principal Investigator: Christopher Neale, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • Deployment and Maintenance of Flux Towers in Kansas to be Integrated to the Parallel 41 Flux Networks to Support Multi-State Real-Time Evapotranspiration Estimates (Principal Investigator: Eduardo Santos, Kansas State University)
  • Optimizing Irrigation of Turfgrass Using Sensors, IOT, Lora Technology and Artificial Intelligence (Principal Investigator: Jay Ham, Colorado State University)
  • Toward pivot automation with proximal sensing for Maize and Soybean in the Great Plains (Principal Investigator: Derek Heeren, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • A Remote Sensing Approach to Identify Critical Areas in California Orchards for Improving Irrigation Water Management through Precision Agriculture Technology (Principal Investigator Dilruba Yeasmin, University of California-Fresno)
  • An Economic Impact Study of the Irrigation Industry (Principal Investigator: John Farner, Irrigation Association)
  • Connecting field scale performance to watershed health: the added power of sharing data/Calculating producer water use in real time (Principal Investigator: Dayle McDermitt, Nebraska Water Balance Alliance)

Introducing Tim Martin,
Executive Director of the Irrigation Innovation Consortium!

New corn sprouting at the IIC Headquarters in Fort Collins, CO
June, 2020

The performance of landscape controllers are evaluated under identical weather inputs.


October 22, 2:00-2:45 pm MT: Webinar walkthrough and Q&A about the 2021 IIC Request for Proposals. Led by IIC PI Allan Andales and IIC Executive Director Tim Martin. This session will be recorded. RSVP to receive call-in details or request a link to the recording of this webinar.


October 13th, 2020 2-3 ET: Wi-Fi What you need to Know to Look Like a Pro

During this webinar, you will learn the key fundamentals of the world of Wi-Fi and connected devices as they apply to green industry professionals. Learn what you need to know to look like a pro in the field and exude confidence with connecting and managing connections.


October 16th: Designing for Resilience 12pm PDT

In reckoning with the impact from a global pandemic and environmental disasters of 2020, landscape architecture is in a unique position in its ability to respond and help lead us forward with designs for resilience to these events in the future. What are these themes and ideas landscape architects are considering right now?


Irrigation 20/2o October 30th 12-1:30 ET

Irrigation 20/20 is a FREE special feature to be hosted by the Irrigation Association offering a more intimate venue with insights from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable figures. These discussions will focus on the challenges and opportunities within the IA and the future of the irrigation industry in a post-COVID-19 world.



Submissions for the 2021 Excellence in Irrigation Awards are now Being Accepted!

Excellence in Irrigation Honor and Merit Award winners are selected based on the quality of project planning,  design functionalism, environmental responsibility, and relevance. The projects are independently judged by a jury of knowledgeable and nationally recognized members of academia, irrigation consultants, industry members or public agency officials, who are looking for evidence of unique problem solving;  forward-thinking water resource management solutions and clarity in presentation. Entry categories include Commercial/Public Works; Parks and Recreational Fields; Golf; Residential; Water Management/Planning and Analysis; Research. Members and non-members may submit their entry for consideration.


IA announces Industry Insights webinar series

The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the start of its Industry Insights webinar series beginning in October and extending through April 2021. Industry Insights will feature two different webinar series: one focused on agriculture irrigation and the other focused on landscape irrigation and lighting.



Transformational Irrigation Technologies for 2020
Presented by Aric Olson, President of Jain Irrigation this webinar training provides a framework for where technologies have come from and how they can be applied to other market segments.


Farmer Led Irrigation Seminar
Organized by the Water for Food Daughtry Global  Institute, this 2-part webinar focuses on accelerating inclusive farmer-led irrigation development: a sustainable approach to reaching scale.
Part 1
Part 2


Irrigation Glossary
Compiled by the Irrigation Association


Tools from EPRI
Resources and tools that irrigators can use to improve their field yield and to save on energy and water costs


Provided by the Irrigation Association, this page
addresses the major changes that many industries
and institutions across the nation have adopted