North Carolina Irrigation Society Conference


There are no conferences scheduled at this time

About the Conference

The North Carolina Irrigation Society holds an annual meeting with invited speakers who give informational and educational presentations on various aspects of irrigation. Continuing education hours are offered for various certified and licensed professionals. Attendees from academic, consulting, state and federal agencies, growers, manufacturing, sales and services, and advocacy sectors typically attend this meeting.  

The North Carolina Irrigation Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote sound irrigation management principles and provide members with information and educational opportunities related to irrigation. It also encourages and promotes establishing and furthering contacts between the various irrigation sectors and groups. The annual irrigation conference is one way the Society engages in its mission.


Who Should Attend

This conference is recommended for the following groups of individuals:

  • Professional Engineers
  • Wastewater Operators
  • Animal Waste Operators
  • Certified Crop Advisors
  • Certified Conservation Planners
  • Irrigation Contractors

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship (includes membership and registration)

Platinum Sponsor – $1000.00

  • Free registration for 3 attendees
  • Acknowledgment of sponsorship on website and program
  • Tabletop display/booth
  • Short presentation during lunch.

Gold Sponsor – $500.00

  • Free registration for 2 attendees
  • Acknowledgment of sponsorship on website and program
  • Tabletop display/booth
  • Short video (10 minutes) / presentation during lunch

Silver Sponsor – $250.00

  • Free registration for 2 attendees
  • Acknowledgment of sponsorship on website and agenda
  • Tabletop display/booth

Bronze Sponsor – $175.00

  • Free registration for 1 attendee
  • Acknowledgment of sponsorship on website and program

Registration Information

In-Person Conference Registration (includes 1 year membership)

In-Person Conference Fee – $100.00 ($75.00 Early Bird Registration, ends October 28, 2021)

Includes conference materials and BBQ lunch

Virtual Conference Registration (includes 1 year membership)

Virtual Conference Fee – $100.00 ($75.00 Early Bird Registration, ends October 28, 2021)

Virtual conference attendees will be able to watch the recorded conference presentations 2 days after the conference. After registering, virtual attendees will be given a website and password where the recordings will be posted 2 days after the conference. To receive professional development hours, virtual attendees will have to complete a quiz on the presentation materials. Attendees will have 14 days to watch the presentation videos and complete the quiz to receive professional development hour credit. Wastewater Operators must attend the in-person conference to receive professional development hours.

One Year NCIS Membership Dues

Annual Membership Dues Only – $25.00

Payment Instructions

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for payment of your registration fee. Or you may send us a check made payable to NC Irrigation Society. Mail to:

NCSU-BAE
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Workshop Coordinators

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to bae_training@ncsu.edu for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least twenty-two (22) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between twenty-one (21) days and seven (7) days before the date of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $15 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made within seven (7) days of the workshop will be ineligible for a refund. Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time at no cost. Please send an email to bae_training@ncsu.edu requesting a substitution.


Tentative Conference Schedule

The conference schedule has not been finalized and is subject to change. As of this time, this is the tentative schedule.

8:30 am – 9:00 amRegistration & Coffee
9:00 am – 9:15 amWelcome & Opening Remarks
9:15 am – 9:45 am Water Rights, Andrew Branan, NCSU CALS
9:45 am – 10:15 amHistory of Irrigation, Tate Paulette, NCSU CHASS
10:15 am – 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am – 11:00 amEconomics of Irrigation, Eric Edwards, NCSU CALS
11:00 am – 11:30 amAgWRAP and Conservation Irrigation Conversion, Sydney Mucha, NCDA&CS DSWC
11:30 am – 12:00 pmFarming Operation & Irrigation Uses on Patterson Farm Inc., Doug Patterson, NC Farmer
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch and Business Meeting
1:00 pm – 1:45 pmPrecision Irrigation in California, Andre Daccache, UC Davis
1:45 pm – 2:15 pmIrrigation Use Data, Dee Webb, USDA NASS
2:15 pm – 2:30 pmBreak
2:30 pm – 3:00 pmAg Group Drip Irrigation Substrate R&D, Matt Polk, TriEst Ag Group
3:00 pm – 3:30 pmIrrigation & Irrigation Methods in Waste Management, AJ Linton, Murphy Family Ventures, LLC

Professional Development Hours

The following professional development hours (PDHs) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are have been approved or are pending approval. They are awarded after successful completion of the conference:

  • NEW! 4.5 CEUs (Tier 1) Irrigation Association 
  • 3.5 Irrigation credits and .5 Business credits for the NC Irrigation Contractors Licensing Board, course #12059
  • 4.5 CEUs for Animal Waste Operators
  • 4.5 CEUs for Certified Technical Specialist
  • CEUs for Certified Crop Advisers (Nutrient Management CEUs: 0.5, Soil & Water Management CEUs: 4)
  • TBD CEUs hours for Wastewater Operators ORC (Must attend In-Person Conference to receive credit)
  • TBD CEUs hours for Wastewater (Surface) Operators (Must attend In-Person Conference to receive credit)
  • 5 PDHs for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.


Conference Contacts

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