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IRRIGATION Training Series

What the Irrigation Association
is doing for you.

Members expect a lot from their associations especially during difficult times. These times may be the most difficult we have faced.

The Irrigation Association has been very proactive in helping members and this is an opportunity to learn about their progress and decide how you and your business can take advantage of the associations work.

Please join John Farner, Government and Public Affairs Director for the Irrigation Association, and Richard Restuccia, VP Water Management Solutions, Jain Irrigation, for a discussion about what the Irrigation Association is doing for its member during this abnormal time. 

The Irrigation Association (IA) is the leading membership organization for irrigation equipment and system manufacturers, dealers, distributors, designers, consultants, contractors and end users.

IA is dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation technologies, products and services. The association serves its members and the irrigation industry by:

  • Educating the public on sound practices and water management.
  • Serving as a centralized clearing house for research and innovation.
  • Improving industry proficiency through continuing education.
  • Recognizing and promoting experience and excellence with professional certification.
  • Lending expertise to water-use public policy at the local, state, regional and national level.


In 2010 the Association named July “Smart Irrigation Month” in order to promote water conservation in that month, which represents the peak water usage in the U.S. annually.


Senior government affairs and communications professional with congressional, trade association, and presidential administration experience. Skilled in representing issues relating to large and small business, data privacy, emerging technologies (such as unmanned aerial vehicles and AI), workforce, public health, environment, and agriculture at the federal and state level. 

John Farner

Government and Public Affairs Director | Irrigation Association

Richard is a water management evangelist. He believes passionately in water efficiency and sees the financial and social benefits far too often to keep a secret. Richard is a spokesperson at industry events and on the Hill to provide direction and insight on landscape water management best practices. Richard puts his words into action through service on various boards and committees. He served on the Irrigation Association’s Board of Directors. Richard also writes for other publications and is an award winning contributor to Lawn & Landscape Magazine. In 2014 his efforts were recognized with a “Leadership in Landscape” award. He has a great interest in the supply of clean water for people in developing countries and as an outdoorsman, spends his free time running, swimming and surfing.

Richard Restuccia

Vice President Water Management Solutions, Jain Irrigation Inc.

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