Landscape & Irrigation

October 2017

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www.landscapeirrigation.com Landscape and Irrigation October 2017 27 The highlight of the session is the anticipated announcement of the winners of the new product contest. After seeing these new tech- nologies firsthand on the show floor, come hear which products the panel of judges chose as the best in each category. The general session is open to all attendees and exhibitors. Continental breakfast will be provided. IA Water Summit Friday, Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Earlier this year, California Governor Jerry Brown declared the state's historic drought "over." Does this mean that all is well throughout the United States regarding water management? Are there still challenges facing the irrigation industry? For the past two years, the Irrigation Association has hosted Western drought-focused summits in conjunction with the Irrigation Shows in Long Beach, Calif., and Las Vegas, Nev. However, given the recurring issues facing water use in agriculture and landscape irriga- tion in the Southeast, IA has expanded the scope of the 2017 event. This year's summit will host a featured presentation in addition to two esteemed panels focusing on sustainability in water use and state water-use challenges. Experts will discuss how irrigation plays a role in the broad sustainability discussion, as well as how states have addressed challenges facing the irrigation industry, including solutions that advance efficient irrigation. Technical Program The 2017 technical program presents the latest cutting-edge research covering a variety of irrigation topics. Industry experts will present case studies and research findings on innovations in agriculture and landscape irrigation. Irrigation Seminars Top experts in the field offer practical techniques and best practices for landscape irrigation. Each landscape irrigation seminar is a one- hour session that provides detailed coverage on a focused topic. Common Interest Groups Expand your personal network at an Irrigation Association common interest group meeting. Common interest groups bring together irrigation professionals to discuss shared issues related to a specific technology, specialty or end-use market. Education Classes Elevate your expertise and knowledge in irrigation to the next level through IA's education classes. Through these classes, you will discover great ideas, learn new skills, and even earn CEUs from experts in agriculture, landscape and golf irrigation. Choose from a variety of options, each geared toward a specific knowledge level in the industry. Certification Exams Set yourself apart from your competition, and show your customers your commitment to providing the highest level of expertise and knowledge. IA's Select Certified program sets the bar for industry professionals, recognizing exceptional commitment to efficient water management and irrigation best practices. This program is the most rigorous in the industry and provides an impartial, third-party endorsement of your knowledge and experience. Networking Irrigation Show and Education Conference offers plenty of oppor- tunity to connect with current and potential business partners, and develop peer contacts. Networking events include the Opening Night Party, Certification Luncheon, Women in Irrigation Social, IA Power Breakfast, Young Professionals Breakfast, and Closing Night Party. When asked what they gained from the 2016 Irrigation Show, attend- ees responding agreed that they: Made new business contacts (92%) Learned about new products/technologies (97%) Met with current suppliers and identified potential new suppliers (93% and 89%) Were exposed to new ideas applicable in their jobs (92%) Increased their industry knowledge base with new skills and best practices (88%). For more information about Irrigation Show 2017, or to register, visit www.irrigationshow.org.

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