How to unlock smart farming
George Oamek
Fall 2022


A field of soybeans
The National Association of Conservation Districts has been awarded $3 million from the EPA to administer a subgrant program.
Two young farmers in a field.
The USDA is investing $24 million across 45 organizations and institutions that teach and train beginning farmers and ranchers.
Center-pivot sprinkler watering crops
The Biden Administration signed a memorandum regarding potential threats to the resiliency of food and agriculture infrastructure.
Rice grower in paddy
Netafim has launched the first carbon credits initiative for rice growers. The program was created to reduce methane emissions.
Bhuwan Shah, Eric Wilkening
In this series learn more about the 25 recipients of the Irrigation Association’s 2022 E3 Program.
More than 30 municipal and public water providers in the upper and lower Colorado River Basin have committed to reducing water demand.


Onset Computer Corporation
A reliable HOBO weather station with powerful HOBOnet wireless sensors delivers accurate environmental conditions information.
Rain Bird
The S5 Pressure Compensating Heavywall Dripline features Smart Spacing, which allows growers to deliver water directly to the root zone of the plants and not the areas in between.
Evolution Wheel
The EWRS-Pivot series irrigation tire for center pivot irrigation systems is a no-flat tire, engineered with core hole geometry that compresses like traditional air-filled tires for increased traction.

In the Magazine

How to unlock smart farming

Learn how standards help farmers make the most of their data.

Bringing world lessons home

Learning how ag irrigation is approached elsewhere is key to improving strategies here.

Better water coverage, better yield

A successful season requires a balance of constant pressure and consistent water delivery.

Running on empty

Californian farms have been severely hit by recent climate change effects and water shortages, possibly impacting the national food supply.