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TAG: Chad Forcey

Campaign to conserve water

July 2, 2014By

Smart irrigation proponents advocate for Smart Irrigation Month in 2014 and beyond. Jeremy Hunt was an early proponent of water conservation. As a student at the University of Nebraska in the early 1990s, he advised his then employer that promoting water efficiency was the only way for the irrigation industry to move forward and thrive. It’s a mindset he has... read more

IA webinar to hit on stormwater management

January 29, 2014By

The Irrigation Association (IA) is hosting a free webinar, which allows professionals to earn one IA CEU: “Green Infrastructure: The Role of Irrigation in Stormwater Management.” Held Jan. 30 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST, the webinar is the first installment in the landscape track of the association’s Smart Irrigation Month: Bringing Water to Life webinar series. Paul Lander,... read more

Photo slideshow: 2013 Irrigation Show drops into Austin

November 7, 2013By

The 2013 Irrigation Show & Education Conference came into full swing at the Austin Convention Center Nov. 6, with the opening of the showroom floor to registrants. The education conference began Nov. 4. Visit the Irrigation Show website for a full listing of events at this year’s show. read more

Landscape Live! at GIE+EXPO: Irrigation Association

November 1, 2013By

Landscape Live! host Jody Shilan interviewed the Irrigation Association’s Chad Forcey at the Landscape Management booth at GIE+EXPO. Listen to learn more about the IA’s take on how the market has come back post-recession. “Things have really picked up,” Forcey says. read more

Irrigation contractor license gets 10-year extension in Illinois

August 30, 2013By

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the 10-year extension of the irrigation contractor license into law Aug. 2. Without this extension, the law would have required irrigation contractors to be licensed plumbers in order to do any type of irrigation work in a commercial or residential landscape setting. “This is a big win for the irrigation industry and the people of... read more

In the know: Irrigation Show 2012

December 20, 2012By

Contractors should take note of potential WaterSense program changes, state affairs updates and innovative new products. At the 2012 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Orlando last month, more than 4,200 contractors, distributors and suppliers convened to learn about best practices and new products. For landscape and irrigation contractors, there are a few government affairs updates to note, reports John... read more