Irrigation Innovation Consortium Partners
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The Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) provides funding for the project on a 1:1 basis with non-federal dollars. Funds from non-federal partners support individual projects, specific university collaborators, or the full IIC. Together with foundation funds, these strategic collaborative partnerships will catalyze innovative technology development and enhanced strategies for irrigation efficiency.
There are five founding university partners who have an established focus on irrigation:
- Colorado State University (CSU)
- California State University, Fresno (Fresno State)
- Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (Water for Food Global Institute)
- Kansas State University Research and Extension (K-State Research and Extension)
- Texas A&M AgriLife Research (AgriLife Research)
There are eight founding industry partners:
- AQUA Engineering
- Irrigation Association (IA)
- Jain Irrigation, LI-COR, Lindsay Corporation
- Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (Northern Water)
- Rubicon Water
- Valmont Industries
Joining the Irrigation Innovation Consortium
In order to establish the Consortium efficiently, initial university membership has been limited to five founding university partners, and eight founding industry.
As shown in our network map the Consortium grows and progresses, and new entities are admitted as full partners. Irrigation technology expertise and geography is a key consideration in accepting new partners, but consideration will also be given to international universities, partners from the 1890 and 1994 Land-Grant Colleges/Universities, and the Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). Other universities will be eligible to compete for irrigation technology acceleration funding.
CSU serves as the overall financial management and oversight entity.
Organizations interested in joining the Irrigation Innovation Consortium are invited to contact A.J. Brown, Assistant Director of the Irrigation Innovation Consortium.