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Irrigation Association and The Water Zone to Expand Educational Outreach

Award-winning radio show to provide unique opportunity for irrigation professionals

Mar 09, 2017  |   Professional Contractor

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Water Zone radio show is excited to announce that it will partner with the Irrigation Association (IA) to provide on-air educational training for the irrigation and landscape professional. The partnership will extend educational outreach for both the IA and The Water Zone, and make technical programs more accessible to the public.

Training will be conducted quarterly by a rotating group of IA-certified irrigation specialists, and will enable listeners to earn IA Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The first series of technical presentations will air April 27, 2017, and will focus on irrigation hydraulics and basic system troubleshooting techniques.

The award-winning radio show is sponsored by The Toro Company. It has featured a myriad of notable federal, state and local governmental representatives, water agencies, educators, scientists, horticulturists and meteorologists to impart information to the general public about water use, legislation and best practices.

“This is a first for our industry,” stated Rob Starr, co-host of The Water Zone.  “We are honored to partner with the Irrigation Association to provide a unique way to further educate professionals and the public about irrigation systems and proper landscape water management.”    

“We are thrilled to be partnering with The Water Zone to provide a platform for irrigation industry professionals to tap into additional learning opportunities,” said Clover Belluz, IA’s professional development director. “The programming being offered by this partnership provides another educational avenue as we strive to promote efficient irrigation.”

Clover added, “We are excited about the prospect of reaching more people through The Water Zone’s great programs. This should make many of our technical educational sessions more accessible for irrigation professionals everywhere.”

The Water Zone broadcasts live Thursdays at 6pm PST on KCAA 1050 AM, 102.3 FM and 106.5 FM in Southern California. Outside of the listening area, the show can be accessed via UStream or at www.kcaaradio.com.

Alexis Bookman  |  Irrigation  |  951-785-3612  |  alexis.bookman@toro.com
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The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.4 billion in fiscal 2016, Toro's global presence extends to more than 90 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. For more information, visit www.toro.com.