2017 Irrigation Foundation E3 program winners announced

The Irrigation Foundation has selected 28 outstanding students and two educators to participate in the 2017 Irrigation E3 program. This year’s class will receive an education and travel award to the 2017 Irrigation Show and Education Conference, Nov. 6 – 10, in Orlando, Florida.

Founded in 2012, the E3 program provides students and educators with exposure, experience and education in the irrigation industry through networking events, education classes and walking the trade show floor. Since its inception, the E3 program has continued to grow each year, tripling the amount of winners sent in 2012.

The following are this year’s E3 learners:

Jose Bejarano Padilla – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Saeed Beyki – Oklahoma State University

Sandeep Bhatti – University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Maria Capurro – Colorado State University


Jose Chavez Ortiz – Texas A&M University

Jose Delgado – California State University, Fresno

Andy Dennis – Shasta College

Justice Diamond – University of Florida

Kenzy Fogle – Brigham Young University – Idaho

Kaley Hart – Sauk Valley Community College

Gary Hunter – Mt. San Antonio College

Emily Inman – Alamance Community College

Vaishali Kandpal – University of Arkansas

Jeffrey Korff – Montana State University

McKynzie Mann – Kansas State University

Mary Miller – Saddleback College

Bruce Moore – Kansas State University

Sheyda Nazari Chamaki – Oklahoma State University

Zack Olinger – Iowa State University

Michael Parrow – State University of New York at Cobleskill

Abhijit Rai – University of Wyoming

Georgina Reyes Solorio – California State University, Fresno

Morgan Screttrini – California State University, Fresno

Amir Sedaghatdoost – Texas A&M University

Dafne Serrano – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Jeremy Thompson – Washington State University

Kimber Toukadarian – Ventura Community College


The following are this year’s E3 leaders:

Nathan Beasley – Alamance Community College

Erin Porter – Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College