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IA welcomes Rain Bird as a Preferred Partner

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (April 1, 2021) — The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Rain Bird Corporation has become its newest Preferred Partner. The Preferred Partner Program is an opportunity reserved for leaders in the irrigation industry whose products and solutions align with the IA’s mission to promote efficient irrigation. Preferred Partners support the IA’s irrigation certifications and industry education to continually improve efficiencies.

Rain Bird is a privately held global manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world. Rain Bird has supported the IA and its initiatives for many years. Not only has the company sponsored many valuable IA programs but many of its employees have served in leadership and volunteer roles over the years.

“Rain Bird has been a proud champion of the IA for many years,” said Rain Bird Vice President, Technology and Innovation Michael Roberts. “The IA is a guiding force within the irrigation industry, and its focus on continuous improvement and education mirrors our own corporate vision. By supporting the IA as a Preferred Partner, we feel that we’re helping encourage everyone in our industry to advance their own level of professionalism. By working together, we can demonstrate our dedication to water efficiency and irrigation system performance, ensuring that our industry continues to thrive for many years to come.”

The IA will continue to expand the Preferred Partner Program to include even more collaboration as we pursue our mission of promoting efficient irrigation. Working with these Preferred Partners will provide continued education and support for irrigation professionals.

“We are excited to welcome Rain Bird as a Preferred Partner. Their support of the IA and the industry in the past and through this new role as a Preferred Partner demonstrates their commitment to ensuring the future success of the irrigation industry,” said IA CEO Deborah Hamlin, CAE, FASAE. “We look forward to working with Rain Bird and our other platinum-level Preferred Partners to continue to bring excellence in our industry.”

For more information or questions about the Preferred Partner Program, contact IA Business Development Director Stephanie Clark, CEM.