APRIL 2023 CIA QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER
Alamance Community College Horticulture finishes 11th at national landscaping competition

Alamance Community College’s Horticulture Technology students excelled at the 47th National Collegiate Landscape Competition as the team finished 11th out of 47 colleges and universities from across the U.S. Held on the campus of Mississippi State University March 15-18, ACC’s 14-member team matched their horticulture and landscaping skills in 29 contests against 529 competing students. Individual students and teams placed high in the competitions to accumulate scores that pushed ACC into the upper echelons of the competition. LEARN MORE
Wishing you a bright and busy Spring season!

Earn NCICLB and IA continuing education credits during virtual summit

Register for the CIA's Virtual Spring Water Summit happening Thursday, April 13, 2023. CIA members receive a discount on registration!

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. – Implementing Water Efficient Upgrades Through Your Service Technicians
  • 9:45-10:45 a.m. – Can You Spend $1 and Save Thousands?
  • 11:00-12:00 a.m. – Making the New and Existing NCICLB CEU Opportunities Work for You
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. – BREAK
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. – Training Supervisors, Training Crews
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. – Filtration for Landscape Irrigation

Register for the entire event at a discounted rate or register for individual courses of interest. REGISTER TODAY
Join fellow irrigators for a day of friendly competition on the greens

Join us at Warrior Golf Club in China Grove, NC, for an afternoon of golf! Dust off your clubs and get outdoors with peers, colleagues and industry members.

Proceeds from the tournament will support the Carolinas Irrigation Association as well as provide a scholarship for the Irrigation Association's E3 program. This program will send a student from the Carolinas to the 2023 Irrigation Show and Education Week in San Antonio, Texas, in December. REGISTER TODAY
THIS MONTHS TIPS
Take on two-wire
Learn the basics of two-wire system troubleshooting. With added flexibility comes added complexity, and troubleshooting a system with more wires can seem much more challenging. There are a few points that tend to be good starting places for trouble. READ MORE
Everyday carry
Whether out on an installation job, troubleshooting a repair or providing routine maintenance irrigation professionals require their own “everyday carry.” What are these essential tools, and is there a significant loss if they are left behind? READ MORE
Sprinklers with a purpose
As the U.S. continues to struggle with drought, increased attention has been placed on efficient sprinkler heads. Irrigation landscape professionals know the importance of installing these systems, but it can be easy to forget how they make a difference. READ MORE
UPCOMING DEADLINES/EVENTS

CIA Virtual Spring Water Summit
April 13, 2023, Virtual

CIA Charlotte Golf Tournament
April 18, 2023, China Grove, NC

CIA Raleigh Golf Tournament
Aug. 23, 2023, Raleigh, NC

CIA Waterpalooza Conference
Oct. 12, 2023, Raleigh, NC
INDUSTRY/MEMBER NEWS

Attendees from across the country joined Irrigation Association advocacy staff for the 2023 Irrigation Association Fly-In to promote efficient irrigation policy. READ MORE

Hunter Industries executive Gene Smith retires after storied career. The irrigation industry veteran spent more than two decades in various roles within the organization. READ MORE

Kyle Brown, Irrigation & Lighting editor-in-chief, spoke with show host Wayne Volz about the ideas and best practices that drive contractor company growth. READ MORE
Thank you to our 2023 Associate Members!




Dont forget to renew your 2023 associate membership today!

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