NC Irrigation Society Conference

58th NC Irrigation Society Conference 

November 2, 2023

Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility
8500 Battlebridge Road
Raleigh, NC  27610

About the 2023 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

● $350
● Free registration for 2 attendees
● Company logo printed on conference materials
● Opportunity for a business presentation (Up to 3 minutes)

Checks should be made payable to North Carolina Irrigation Society and mailed to:
North Carolina State University
Dept of Biological and Ag Engineering
Chadi Sayde (Attn: North Carolina Irrigation Society)
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh NC 27695-7625

Registration Information

Conference Registration (includes 1 year membership, conference materials and BBQ lunch)

In-Person Conference Fee – $100.00 ($75.00 Early Bird Registration, ends September 30, 2023)

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:

Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Workshop Coordinators

NCSU Employee Payment Instructions

Per NCSU policy, please do not use Pcards for registration fees. Register using the payment selection of “check” and then email your registrant name(s) to with the subject line: NCIS Conference – NCSU Registration. We will reply with further instructions on payment options.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least thirty-one (31) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between thirty (30) days and eight (8) days before the date of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made on or 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 with the name of the current registrant and the name and email address of the new registrant.

Final Conference Schedule

8:30am – 9:00amRegistration & Coffee
9:00am – 9:15amWelcome & Opening Remarks – Dale Monks, Associate Director, NC State Extension and ANR Program Leader
9:15am – 9:45am The Irrigation Association in Action – Nathan Bowen, IA (ZOOM)
9:45am – 10:15amDitch Crossers and Center Pivots – Ed Bullard, Ed Bullard Irrigation
10:15am – 10:30amBreak
10:30am – 11:00amSustainable Crop Production with Center Pivot – Jake LaRue, Irrigation Consultant, OK  (ZOOM)
11:00am – 12:00pmWhat is new with WOTUS – Andrew Branan, NCSU
12:00pm – 1:15pmLunch and Business Meeting
1:15pm – 1:45pmAquatic Weed Control in Ponds– Rob Richardson, NCSU
1:45pm – 2:30pmCenter for Irrigation Technology – Charles Hillyer, Director-CIT, Fresno, CA
2:30pm – 2:45pmBreak
2:45pm – 4:00pmIntroduction and Tour of Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility – Marla Dalton, City of Raleigh

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:

  • 1.75 CEUs (Tier 1) and 0.375 CEUs (Tier 3) Irrigation Association 
  • 4.5 CEUs for NC Irrigation Contractors Licensing Board
  • 4.5 CEUs for Animal Waste Operators
  • 4.5 CEUs for Technical Specialist
  • 1 CEUs for Certified Crop Advisers: Nutrient Management
  • 3.5 CEUs for Certified Crop Advisers: Soil & Water Management 
  • 4.5 CEUs hours for Wastewater 
  • 5 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors 

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

Conference Contacts

For more information on or any questions relating to the conference, please contact:

For questions or issues relating to the registration process, please contact:

  • Irma Rose, Workshop and Conference Coordinator, – 919-513-2192