North Carolina Irrigation Society Conference

Who Should Attend | Upcoming Conference Dates | Registration Info |
Course Schedule
 | Professional Development Hours


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 agency, grower, manufacturing, sales and service, 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.

Travel Advisory: Please note that the bridge over Rocky Fork Creek on Millstone Road is out. There are detour signs posted and will result in a 5-10 minute detour to get to the conference if traveling from the west. Please include this detour in your travel time.

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

Upcoming Conference

Joint NC Irrigation Society Conference and Irrigation Farm Tour

April 25, 2019

Sponsored by the NC Irrigation Society, and NC State University Extension.

The North Carolina Irrigation Society will hold its annual meeting at the Millstone 4H Camp Conference Center, Ellerbe NC. The meeting will be followed by an irrigation farm tour in the Sandhills area. The morning sessions will feature invited speakers who will give informational and educational presentations on various aspects of irrigation. The irrigation farm tour in the afternoon will visit several sites in the Sandhills area, including planned stops at Sandhills Research Station, Sandhill Turf Sod Farm, and Johnsons Peaches.

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Registration Information

Conference Registration (includes 1 year membership)

Regular Fee – $100.00 ($75.00 Early Bird Registration)

One Year NCIS Membership Dues

Annual Membership Dues Only – $25.00

Sponsorship (includes membership and registration)

Platinum Sponsor – $1500.00

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

Gold Sponsor – $1000.00

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

Bronze Sponsor – $175.00

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

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: Brittany Santore

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least twenty-one (21) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between twenty-one (21) day 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 refund. Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time at no cost. Please send an email to requesting a substitution.

Course Schedule

Below is a sample schedule of the workshop to demonstrate the topics that will be covered. Actual schedules may vary from conference to conference.

9:30 am Registration, Refreshments, and Fellowship
Morning Session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am – 10:30 am Corn Yield Response to Supplemental Irrigation in Eastern North Carolina – Mohamed Youssef, North Carolina State University
10:30 am – 11:00 am Drainage Water Management and Other Promising Edge-of-Field Water Quality Conservation Practices at NRCS – Hamid Farahani, NRCS
11:00 am – 11:30 am Balls In The Rough at Historic Pinehurst NO.2 : Bermudagrass “OUT”, Native Plants “IN” – Danesha Carley, North Carolina State University
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Carter Farms: Overview and Challenges Farming in the Sandhills – Billy Carter, Carter Farms
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Business Meeting and Lunch Onsite (provided)
Afternoon Session – Irrigation Farm Tours: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Load Buses and Travel to First Farm Location
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Johnson’s Peaches
2:30 – 3:15 pm Sandhills Turf and Town of Candor Water Department
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Sandhills Research Station
4:30 pm Return to Millstone 4H Camp Conference Center


Professional Development Hours

The following professional development hours (PDHs) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are PENDING. They are awarded after successful completion of the conference:

  • 4 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors (approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)
  • 2 CEUs for Certified Crop Advisers: 1 hour soil and water; 1 hour crop management
  • 4 hours for Wastewater (Surface) Operators pending approval
  • 4 CEUs for Animal Waste OIC pending approval
  • Irrigation Association hours pending approval
  • Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.