The Irrigation Foundation named 13 outstanding students and faculty as winners of the 2014 Irrigation E3 Program. This year’s winning class received an all-expenses-paid trip to the Irrigation Show & Education Conference, Nov. 17 – 21, in Phoenix.
Founded in 2012, the E3 program provides students and faculty with exposure, experience and education in the irrigation industry. The Toro Company was the exclusive sponsor of this year’s E3 program.
“E3 had a record number of applicants this year, and we’ve seen a growing interest in the program since its inception,” said Foundation Manager Janine Sparrowgrove.
This year’s Irrigation E3 learners (students) are:
Mohammad Amini, WashingtonStateUniversity
Dilshad Brar, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Christopher Dustin, Brigham Young University, Idaho
Caitlin Held, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Alan Moss, Cal Poly Pomona
Logan Oates, UtahStateUniversity
Ariel Piper, ColoradoStateUniversity
Josué Sámano-Monroy, California State University, Fresno
Shane Steelman, KansasStateUniversity
Tou Yee Thao, CaliforniaStateUniversity, Fresno
Nicole Thieme, ShastaCollege
The Foundation also selected two E3 leaders (faculty):
Byron John, Brigham Young University, Idaho
Leimone Waite, ShastaCollege
The Irrigation E3 Program aims to actively engage the next generation of irrigators. Academics nominate outstanding students for consideration as an E3 learner and/or apply to become an E3 leader themselves. Those selected as either an Irrigation E3 learner or leader receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Irrigation Show.
Visit www.irrigation.org/irrigatione3 to learn more about the program and to apply.