IA offers free webinar on ‘Preparing for the New Normal’

By edited by Sarah Bunyea

The panel discussion will be held May 19.

The Irrigation Association, Fairfax, Virginia, is offering a free webinar May 19 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern titled “Preparing for the New Normal.” As the country begins to work toward reopening and resuming normal business, there are many questions about what the new normal will be and how to resume operations. This webinar will feature a panel of experts hosting a live, interactive discussion offering strategies for irrigation contractors for how to navigate their businesses during these uncertain times.

To ensure that this webinar covers the topics attendees are interested in, please email answers to the following questions to webinar moderator Mike Temple. Your responses will be used to guide discussion during the webinar.

1. What is your biggest concern for your business today?

2. What is the one topic you would like our panelists to discuss?

The panelists include

David Crary, president, founder and visionary of the field service company HindSite Software. He’s been an irrigation business owner for more than 22 years. Crary founded HindSite Software in 2001 to solve the paperwork issues that green industry contractors face daily. Since then, the business has grown into an industry-leading solution servicing thousands of field units.

John Newlin, CIC, CIT, CLIA, who has worked in the irrigation industry for over 25 years. He is an IA instructor and is currently a member of the IA Board of Directors. Newlin is also secretary of the Ohio Irrigation Association and serves on the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association’s Legislative Committee. He also holds a post on the Greater Cleveland Partnership Government Affairs Council.

Chris Pine, CIC, CID, CIT, CLIA, CLWM, president of BluGreen Solutions, providing marketing and sales solutions for green industry manufacturers and IrriTech Training. Prior to this, Pine worked in sales management for two major manufacturers in the irrigation industry. He also owned and operated a successful landscape and irrigation contracting business for 15 years.