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Minnesota Irrigator Program

minnesota irrigation program

Are you an irrigator concerned about matching your irrigation with crop water use? Are you wondering how to improve water use efficiency and reduce water costs? The University of Minnesota Extension offers the Minnesota Irrigator Program (MIP) to help answer these questions.

Continuing education credits (CEUs) for certified crop advisors will be offered for attending the program.

Programming will include discussion of irrigation systems, how to use soil moisture sensors on your farm, irrigation scheduling, and special topics like variable rate irrigation and remote sensing.

We will be offering this program at different locations throughout the state in the coming years.

2023 MIP course

In 2023, MIP will provide a three-day course on irrigation basics. This course will be held in person in Farmington, Minnesota, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: March 1, 8 and 15.

Topics will include:

  • General water use and flow
  • Irrigation sprinkler systems
  • Variable rate irrigation
  • Agronomics
  • Maintenance
  • Energy costs

Our mission is to provide irrigators and irrigation professionals with up-to-date information on the latest irrigation management science and methods so that they can find a solution that works for them and their operations.

Find the agenda and registration on the event link below.

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