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TAG: Warren Thoma

2014 Irrigation Show takes on Phoenix

November 26, 2014By

“Spectacular.” “The most spectacular time you’re in,” in fact, is the way Lowell Catlett put it in his keynote address at the 2014 Irrigation Show & Education Conference, held Nov. 19-20 at the Phoenix Convention Center. “What is a luxury to one generation is a necessity to the next,” said Catlett, Ph.D., New Mexico State University, in reference to the rising... read more

IA launches interest group to support pond industry

April 18, 2014By

The Irrigation Association (IA) launched the Water Features and Lake Management Common Interest Group (CIG). Created to support the growing pond industry, this CIG will provide a forum for IA members to discuss new technologies, identify training and certification opportunities, collect best practices and brainstorm ways to help pond professionals grow their businesses. “We are happy to support the water... read more

IA puts in place 2013–2016 board of directors

November 22, 2013By

The Irrigation Association (IA)  elected three new members to serve on its 2013–2016 board of directors. Print and e-mailed ballots were distributed to all voting members in late September, with results tallied Oct. 11. The new directors include: Jeff Lanahan, senior vice president of John Deere Landscapes in Troy, Mich.; Chris Roth, president of Reinke Manufacturing in Deshler, Neb.; and... read more

IA names 2013 New Product Contest winners

November 21, 2013By

The Irrigation Association (IA) declared the winners of the 2013 New Product Contest during the general session at the Irrigation Show & Education Conference, Nov. 4–8 in Austin, Texas. “With 50 entries, this was the largest contest we’ve had since its inception,” said IA President Warren Thoma. “This number says great things about the status of innovation in our industry.”... read more