Toro donates $20K to Irrigation Foundation

November 21, 2014 -  By

toroIrrigation FoundationIn the thick of the 2014 Irrigation Show & Education Conference, held Nov. 19-20 in Phoenix, The Toro Co. donated $20,000 to the Irrigation Foundation in support of the Irrigation E3 Program.

Founded in 2012, the Irrigation E3 Program aims to engage next generation of irrigators through three E’s: exposure, experience and education.

Academics nominate students for consideration as an E3 learner and/or apply to become an E3 leader themselves. Those selected as either an Irrigation E3 learner or leader receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Irrigation Show.

“This year saw a record number of exceptionally qualified applicants,” said J. Louis “JR” Bergantino Jr., chair of the Foundation’s board of trustees. “Because of Toro’s support, 11 students and two faculty members were selected to join us in Phoenix and will be able to actively engage in all the irrigation industry has to offer.”

Toro was the exclusive sponsor of the 2014 E3 Program.

“Preparing the next generation of irrigation professionals is important to the future of our industry, and we are pleased to support the Irrigation E3 Program. Seeing the latest in irrigation technologies, and participating in education sessions with current professionals, gives students and educators the tools they need to move our industry forward,” said Judson McNeil, president of The Toro Foundation’s Giving Program.

LM Staff

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