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The Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association presents the:
2020 Idaho IrrIgatIon EquIpmEnt Show & ConfErEnCE
Thursday, January 16, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Best Western Plus Burley Inn & Convention Center, 800 N. Overland Rd., Burley, Idaho
Please come visit the 50 booths of irrigation equipment displayed by irrigation dealers, distributors and manufacturers. The classes listed below
are FREE. No registration is required. Two asterisks (**) indicates the class will give one recertification credit for Idaho’s Private and
Professional Applicator License. Bring your license with you! Certified Crop Adviser (*CCA) credits have been approved in these categories:
Soil and Water (SW), Pest Management (PM) and Professional Development (PD). These classes can also be used for continuing education credits
for the Irrigation Association.

Irrigation Education

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. (Select one class)

1. What is Mobile Drip Irrigation? - Monty Teeter, Dragon- Line, will
explain the concept, development, design and the understanding of
mobile drip irrigation for pivot and linear irrigation. (*1 SW) Orange Room
2. The Right Pump for Your Sump - Zachari Taylor, Layne Pumps Inc.,
will provide tips to know if your pump is performing properly and is sized
and tailored to your application. The class will also briefly touch on system
efficiency and the benefits of proper pump choice and design. This class
is also for landscape contractors and growers. (*1 SW) Green Room

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. - Special Presentation
Updates from Washington D.C. and the 2018 Farm Bill - Clarence
Prestwich and Alan Gillespie, National Agricultural Engineer and National
Water Management Engineer for the NRCS. Hear about the Water Reuse
Action Plan championed by EPA and other agencies. What the New
Farm Bill has to offer and the effort to update and gather comments on
NRCS Conservation Practice Standards. (*1 PD) Orange Room
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. (Select one class)
1. VFD Ownership - 8 Great Things to Know Before, During and
After the Sale - Tom Young, Precision Automation Systems. Purchasing
a Variable Frequency Drive can be confusing, time consuming, and
expensive. Owning a VFD can be worse. Learn the most important
questions to ask, plus tips on how to increase your VFD’s life expectancy.
(*1 PD) Orange Room
2. Irrigation Design and Management - Howard Neibling, University of
Idaho, will discuss the challenges and solutions of managing irrigation
systems with today’s climate variability. (*1 SW) Green Room
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Electric Motor Preventative Maintenance - Tim Browne, Industrial
Electric Motor Service, will teach tricks to keep a motor running and
extend the life of the motor. (*1 PD) Orange Room

12:00 noon - 12:50 p.m. (Select one class)
1. **Chemigation and Idaho Ground Water - Daniel Sandoval,
Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture. This presentation will discuss
chemigation licensing and equipment requirements and present data
from ISDA’s ground water project. (*1 PM) Orange Room
2. Remote Sensing Applications in Agriculture - Chad Scebold,
Ceres Imaging, will present basic remote sensing principles and
improve understanding of various image-based products. Practical
examples from different crops and irrigation systems will be used as
demonstrations to introduce key concepts and highlight how remote
sensing can be used to save time and money. (*1 PD) Green Room

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. (Select one class)
1. Idaho Department of Water Resources Water Measurement
Program - Brian Ragan, Idaho Department of Water Resources, will
discuss a day in the life of diversion volume data. (*1 SW) Orange Room
2. Filtration 101 - Kevin Evans, Amiad. This class will highlight the
principles of filtration and its applications. The presentation will
explore the different types of filtration and which is best for irrigation
applications. This class is also for landscape contractors and growers.
(*1 PD) Green Room

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. (Select one class)
1. Idaho Water Supply Outlook – Jeremy Dalling, Bureau of
Reclamation, will discuss current surface and ground water supply
issues, current snow pack data, projected 2020 surface water supply
and weather conditions. (1 SW) Orange Room
2. Advanced Filtration - Kevin Evans, Amiad will go in depth about each
type of filter in the market and explain the pros/cons of each system.
He will discuss the different types of debris in Idaho’s water sources
and how filtration applies. He will also explain design principles of
filtration and how to troubleshoot a filtration system. This class is also for
landscape contractors and growers. (*1 SW) Green Room
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Pump Station Design and Impact on Energy Costs - Daniel Moore
and Troy Winward, Idaho Power Company, will discuss lead-lag, variable
frequency drives, pressure zone dedicated pumps, and their associated
energy costs. They will also discuss how understanding demand charge
can potentially save energy costs. (*1 PD) Orange Room

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