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Irrigation Innovation Consortium

Founding members of the Irrigation Innovation Consortium


The newly-launched Irrigation Innovation Consortium (IIC) is a way for public-sector researchers and industry partners to co-develop, test, and improve cutting-edge irrigation innovations, equipment, technology, and decision and information systems. Because every drop of water counts, consortium members will work together to get these new technologies into the hands of producers.

The IIC is funded by a $5 million grant from the Foundation of Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), with matching funding from partners, for a total of $10 million.

Along with Kansas State Research and Extension, the Consortium will have four initial university partners and five additional partners from industry and other national organizations. 

Press Releases

Read the KSRE press release about the Irrigation Innovation Consortium Launch.

Read the FFAR press release about the new Irrigation Innovation Consortium.

Partner Information and Links


IIC partner names



University IIC Partners

  • California State University, Fresno
  • Colorado State University
  • Texas A&M Agrilife Research 
  • Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Industry and National IIC Partners

  • Jain Irrigation
  • Lindsay Corporation
  • Rubicon Water
  • Irrigation Association
  • Northern Colorado Conservation District