8 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Principles of Irrigation Class taught by Marvin Pascual, CGIA, CIC, CID, CLIA, Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., to prepare participants for the Certified Irrigation Designer exam or to increase their knowledge. This class IS FREE and will be held at Robertson Supply – The Pump House, 401 6th St. N. Nampa ID. 83653, Nampa.
Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third Street South, Nampa, Idaho
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Technical Training, Business Classes and NRCS Technical Service Provider training for IIEA Members. This is a great opportunity for members of the IIEA to learn something new or take a refresher course. The NRCS TSP Service Provider class is open to everyone. Lunch is provided by Idaho Power Company. Please register with Tondee Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (208) 377-8188.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Booth Setup & Registration – Setup your booths. Bring door prize items during registration time. Fill out description slips for each item. Pick up your packets.
5 p.m. – Pinewood Derby Car Weigh-In
6 p.m. – IIEA Annual Membership Meeting,
Banquet, Elections and IIEA Pinewood Derby
7:00 a.m. – IIEA Past President’s Breakfast, (Invitation Only) – Union Pacific Board Room
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Trade Show Open to Public, Nampa Civic Center
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Turf & Agricultural Irrigation Classes Sponsored by University of Idaho & IIEA Members
12 Noon – Board Meeting – Union Pacific Board Room
4:30 p.m. – Booth Take Down
8 a.m. to 12 noon – Irrigation Association Exam, Idaho Power Company, 2420 Chacartegui Ln., Nampa, Idaho. You must sign-up and pay fees with the Irrigation Association by December 17. Download a form at www.irrigation.org under the certification tab. Questions call Mary Williams at (703) 536-7080.
The 2019 Idaho Irrigation Equipment Show & Conference is January 9-10, 2019 at the Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third Street South, Nampa, Idaho. Reserve and pay for a booth by November 30th and save $50.
To pay for a booth, you can mail a check to Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association, PO Box 190483, Boise, ID 83719-0483. If you use PayPal, extra fees will apply. Press the arrow to see your booth options. 2019 IIEA Membership Dues and two banquet tickets are included in the Option A booth price. If you are not buying a booth, you can still pay for your 2019 IIEA Membership Dues by scrolling down to the dues only option.
Marvin Pascual, CGIA, CIC, CID, CLIA, has volunteered to teach a one-day condensed version of the Principles of Irrigation class to Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association members. Marvin is currently employed by Reinke Manufacturing Company and is serving as a Board Member for the Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association. He is offering this class at no charge. However, he asks that you purchase your text book from the Irrigation Association by December 17th.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class will cover soil-water-plant-relationships, advanced hydraulics, electricity, pumps, specialty valves and irrigation equipment. This class will provide eight continuing education credits from the Irrigation Association. You don’t have to be interested in IA certification to take this class.
REGISTER: To sign up for this class, email Tondee Clark at email@example.com. Or call her at (208) 377-8188.
ORDER YOUR BOOK: The Principles of Irrigation, 3rd Edition can be purchased directly from the Irrigation Association online store. Click on book photo. The book costs $66 for IA members and $90 for non IA members. Unfortunately the IA cannot extend the member pricing for the manual to IIEA members. You must purchase your book by December 17th. Click on the ORDER BOOK to go to Irrigation Association online store.
EXAMS: If you are interested in becoming a Certified Irrigation Designer, or want to take any other Irrigation Association Exam, exams will be given on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at the Idaho Power Company Conference Room, 2420 Chacartegui Ln., Nampa, Idaho. The exam is from 8 am to 12 noon. To register for the certification exam you must fill out a separate application and registration form. Exam registration forms are due no later than Monday, December 17th. IIEA members may take exams at the IA member rate. Prices vary depending on the exam. You can request an application by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the green IA Exam Application button located to the right.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – Nampa Civic Center
311 Third Street North, Nampa, Idaho
9:00 – 9:55 Electrical Safety- Nick Oliver, Idaho Power Company. This course will illustrate electrical hazards and safety procedures associated with irrigation and electrical systems.
10:00-10:55 Safety Practices – David Kearns, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, will focus on recent events regarding trenching and excavation. He will also discuss safety culture and leadership.
11:00 – 12:00 State and Federal Transportation Laws & Your Business – Senior Specialist Jesse Avery, Idaho State Police, will review laws and regulations associated with the transportation of equipment.
12:00-1:00 Lunch – Sponsored by Idaho Power Company
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Nampa Civic Center
311 Third Street South, Nampa, Idaho
NRCS Technical Service Provider Training – Twin Falls Room
2) NRCS Technical Service Providers
a) The TechReg website – the registration process & how it works for everyone
b) The Irrigation Association – how is it related
c) Categories of Service
d) NRCS Payment Rates and Contracting
e) How a TSP gets paid
3) Professional Engineering in Idaho, NRCS Job Class, & Job Approval Authority
4) NRCS Policy, Procedure, & Expectations of TSPs
5) NRCS Technical Reference System
6) Typical Practice Standards and Specifications used for Irrigation System Design
Lunch – Sponsored by Idaho Power Company
7) Irrigation System Design, Installation, and Certification for NRCS Idaho.
a) Overall Approach to Design – what is it and what are acceptable methods
b) Design Package – what is it and who gets what
c) Construction – stakeout/layout and inspection
d) Technical Certification of the Installation & Payment
e) Example Project from start to finish