The Irrigation Foundation released its 2013 Annual Report summarizing initiatives and accomplishments. IA members can download this year’s report on the Foundation website.

In 2013, the Foundation revised its strategic plan to better align with its mission of attracting people to careers in irrigation. In response, the Foundation’s volunteer and staff leadership have pursued a number of new activities to expand existing programming and grow its most successful programs.

Some of the Foundation’s most notable accomplishments in 2013 included:

Sending a record number of 15 students and educators to the 2013 Irrigation Show & Education Conference as part of the Irrigation E3 Program.
Subsidizing housing for six irrigation students who gained hands-on industry experience during a 12-week summer internship.
Doubling the number of Irrigation Career Link job views and featuring positions in more than 15 states.
Helping offset travel expenses for 22 educators from 20 colleges to attend the 2013 Irrigation Faculty Academy.
Recognizing Cathie Lavis, PhD, CID, CLIA, as the 2013 Excellence in Education Award recipient.
Connecting with 30 agricultural educators at the National Future Farmers of America Convention to help them and their students understand the role of water on the farm and in landscapes.

To find out how your company can volunteer with or support the Foundation, visit or contact Foundation Director Noreen Rich.