Nov. 9 2020 08:16 AM

The next meeting will also be held online in February.

The California Agricultural Irrigation Association, Sacramento, California, hosted a virtual fall meeting online Oct. 14 for its members and guests, in lieu of its typical meeting held in Pismo Beach each year.

During the meeting, a legislative update on water issues facing the Western U.S. as well as the current regulatory environment in Washington, D.C., was presented by John Farner of the Irrigation Association, Dennis Albiani and Anthony Molina of California Advocates and Dan Keppen of the Family Farm Alliance.

Stuart Styles, director of Cal Poly’s Irrigation Training and Research Center, gave a technical presentation titled “The Effect of Upstream Chemical Injection on Magnetic Flow Meters.”

CAIA member companies Agri-Valley Irrigation, Buckner Superior, Fresno Valves & Castings, Irrigation Design and Construction LLC, RDO Water and Wester Ag & Turf provided scholarships to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Fresno State students studying agricultural engineering, agricultural systems management or plant science.

The next meeting will again be held virtually in conjunction with the online 2021 World Ag Expo, which takes place Feb. 9-11. Updates on the next meeting will be posted to the CAIA website.

CAIA thanks Rubicon Water and Wildeye USA for supporting the fall meeting.