DENVER, CO—The Irrigation Association Education Foundation (IAEF) hosted the 2008 Faculty Academy in Denver on June 26-27. The session drew 35 instructors from around the country.


The two-day academy provides intensive classroom and field instruction in irrigation concepts and best practices, plus allows instructors from around the country to network with their peers. Highlights included training on sprinkler spacing, electrical troubleshooting and a hydraulics lab. Participants also toured INVESCO Field, home of the Denver Broncos, and a green roof presentation and tour at an EPA facility in Denver.


Faculty Academy is a critical part of IAEF’s ongoing efforts to nurture relationships with green and agricultural program faculty and schools, increase awareness of IAEF education resources, and promote careers in the irrigation industry. Tuition to the academy is free, while six grants for travel costs were awarded to qualified instructors.


The Irrigation Association Education Foundation is committed to promoting irrigation careers through education. IAEF develops irrigation education resources, offers faculty training and promotes career opportunities through industry and student events. The foundation is a non-profit corporation whose operations are funded entirely by tax-deductible contributions and program revenue. For more information, visit www.iaef.org.


The Irrigation Association is the leading membership organization for irrigation equipment and system manufacturers, dealers, distributors, designers, consultants, contractors and end users. Originally founded in 1949, IA includes over 2,000 corporate and individual members and is dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation. For more information, visit www.irrigation.org.