Press Releases

The IA communicates association and industry news through periodic press releases to the media. Press releases address

  • association events, programs and services. 
  • industry initiative updates.
  • policy outreach and accomplishments.

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Irrigation & Lighting opens Changing the Landscape Awards for Entry

Posted on 5/9/2022
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the business publication serving contractors in those industries, has opened its Changing the Landscape Awards program for this year’s entries.

Irrigation Association awards scholarships to 18 students around the nation

Posted on 4/11/2022
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the winners of the 2022 Anthony W. “Tony” LaFetra Scholarship Program, sponsored by Rain Bird.

Irrigation & Lighting releases the full 2022 Green Industry Outlook survey online

Posted on 3/10/2022
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the business publication serving contractors in those industries, has published the full version of its 2022 Green Industry Outlook survey, sponsored by Heritage Landscape Supply Group.

IA announces new Professional Mentor Program

Posted on 3/7/2022
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the launch of its new Professional Mentor Program.

Irrigation & Lighting opens Watch Us Grow: 2022 Industry Standouts program

Posted on 3/1/2022
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the business publication serving contractors in those industries, is opening its Watch Us Grow: 2022 Industry Standouts program for this year’s entries.

Irrigation & Lighting launches new website

Posted on 2/2/2022
Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the only magazine focused on these two specialized markets in the green industry, has updated its website with a brand-new look and reader-friendly layout.

Irrigation Association announces newly elected directors

Posted on 1/25/2022
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce four newly appointed members of the IA Board of Directors.

IA announces 2021 New Product Contest winners

Posted on 12/9/2021
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 New Product Contest. This year’s contest was a hybrid event — combining both virtual and live elements.

IA announces 2021 Pitch Competition winners

Posted on 12/9/2021
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 Pitch Competition. The competition was conducted on Dec. 8 during the 2021 Irrigation Show and Education Week in San Diego, with the winners announced on Dec. 9.

IA announces Natasha Rankin as new CEO

Posted on 12/6/2021
The IA Board of Directors has named Natasha Rankin, MBA, CAE, as its new chief executive officer. She will assume her new role on Jan. 10, 2022, and will attend the 2021 Irrigation Show and Education Week in San Diego on Dec. 7 and 8.

IA releases economic impact study

Posted on 12/2/2021
The IA is announcing the release of its irrigation economic impact study: Economic Impact of the Irrigation Equipment and Services Industry. This study was produced in partnership by the IA and the Irrigation Innovation Consortium.

IA welcomes Conserva as a platinum member

Posted on 11/9/2021
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Conserva Irrigation has become the association’s newest platinum member. Conserva is the first irrigation contractor to support the IA through platinum membership.

IGIN names Watch Us Grow: 2021 Industry Standouts

Posted on 10/19/2021
Irrigation & Green Industry magazine announced the winners of its Watch Us Grow: 2021 Industry Standouts event. Four professionals were chosen to be featured for their efforts in supporting successful business growth in the past year.

IGIN names final Changing the Landscape Awards winner

Posted on 10/19/2021
Irrigation & Green Industry magazine announced the third and final winner of its new Changing the Landscape Awards, which spotlight amazing projects by landscape and irrigation professionals.

Town of Gilbert, Arizona, named recipient of SWAT Outstanding Industry Partnership Award

Posted on 10/12/2021
The IA has named the Town of Gilbert, Arizona, as the recipient of the SWAT 2021 Outstanding Industry Partnership Award.

City of Garden City, Kansas, named recipient of SWAT Outstanding Public Engagement Award

Posted on 10/12/2021
The IA has named the City of Garden City, Kansas, as the recipient of the SWAT 2021 Outstanding Public Engagement Award.

IA announces new Irrigation & Lighting magazine

Posted on 10/7/2021
The IA is excited to announce the launch of its newest publication — Irrigation & Lighting magazine. The inaugural Spring issue of Irrigation & Lighting will be published in February.

Irrigation E3 program provides winners with unique experience at the 2021 Irrigation Show

Posted on 8/24/2021
The IA is now accepting applications for the 2021 Irrigation E3 program. Students and faculty are encouraged to apply and take advantage of the unique opportunities available only at the annual Irrigation Show.

Hamlin announces retirement

Posted on 8/10/2021
The Irrigation Association is announcing that its CEO, Deborah Hamlin, CAE, FASAE, is retiring from the association at the end of the year.

IA & AOLP host landscape lighting conference

Posted on 7/16/2021
The Irrigation Association and the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals are co-hosting a Landscape Lighting Conference on Aug. 23, 12-4 p.m. Eastern.

Irrigation & Green Industry names second Changing the Landscape Awards winner

Posted on 7/15/2021
Irrigation & Green Industry magazine announced the second winner of its new Changing the Landscape Awards, which spotlight amazing projects by landscape and irrigation professionals.

CUPS project named 2021 IA Vanguard Award recipient

Posted on 7/15/2021
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that the Citrus Under Protective Screen project has been named the recipient of the 2021 Vanguard Award.

Florence Cassel Sharma named recipient of 2021 Excellence in Education Award

Posted on 7/15/2021
The IA is excited to announce that Florence Cassel Sharma, PhD, of California State University-Fresno and the Center for Irrigation Technology, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Education Award.

Reece Andrews named recipient of IA’s 2021 Innovator Award

Posted on 7/6/2021
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Reece Andrews of Omaha, Nebraska, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Innovator Award.

Angelo Mazzei named IA 2021 Industry Achievement Award recipient

Posted on 7/6/2021
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Angelo Mazzei, of Bakersfield, California, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Industry Achievement Award.

Jackie Robbins named IA 2021 Industry Achievement Award recipient

Posted on 7/6/2021
The IA is excited to announce that Jackie Robbins, PhD, PE, CID, TSP, of Ruston, Louisiana, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Industry Achievement Award.

Coleman Garrison named IA government & public affairs director

Posted on 6/24/2021
The Irrigation Association has hired Coleman Garrison as its new government and public affairs director. Garrison takes on this role following John Farner, who was with the IA until May 2021.

IA focuses on sustainable solutions during July’s Smart Irrigation Month

Posted on 5/27/2021
The IA is excited to announce that July 2021 has once again been designated as Smart Irrigation Month. This month-long initiative is an opportunity for the irrigation industry to promote the importance and value of smart irrigation practices.

Irrigation & Green Industry announces new Watch Us Grow: 2021 Industry Standouts program

Posted on 5/27/2021
IGIN’s new Watch Us Grow: 2021 Industry Standouts program sponsored by Heritage Landscape Supply Group celebrates irrigation and lighting service providers that have had a successful year.