2019 Irrigation Foundation Faculty Academy sessions announced

The Irrigation Foundation will offer both agriculture and landscape versions of its Faculty Academy again this year. The two events allow instructors to network with fellow academics, learn the latest irrigation technologies and techniques, and discover irrigation-related curriculum to take back to the classroom.

Faculty Academy is open to instructors teaching at high schools, community colleges, and two- and four-year universities. Both events are free to attend, and grant assistance to aid with travel is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is now open. Session topics for each are as follows:



Rutgers University – New Brunswick, New Brunswick, N.J., June 20-21

Deadline for registration is May 2.




  • Catch Can & Soil Moisture Sensor Auditing Hands-on
  • Internships
  • Irrigation 101 (June 19)
  • Irrigation Scheduling
  • Programming With Conventional & Smart Controllers Lab
  • Soil Moisture Sensor Lab
  • Tour of Rutgers Research Farm
  • Tour TBD

Register here.



Cal Poly, Irrigation Training and Research Center, San Luis Obispo, Calif., June 27-28

Deadline for registration is May 9.



  • Curriculum Development
  • Fruit/Vegetable Crop Irrigation Management Panel
  • Irrigation Overview
  • Irrigation Hydraulics Lab
  • Microirrigation vs. Drip Irrigation System Lab
  • Tour of ITRC Facilities

Register here.


The full schedule and travel information for each event can be found on the Foundation’s website.