Irrigation Foundation Awards Career Day Winners Trips to Irrigation Show


The Irrigation Foundation announces irrigation winners of the Professional Landscape Network’s Student Career Days annual competition. The Irrigation Foundation co-sponsored three irrigation-related competitions at this year’s event. More than 850 students from 71 schools participated in  PLANET’s 37th Annual Student Career Days, March 7-10, in Auburn, Ala., at Auburn University.

The five 2013 irrigation competition winners will be part of the Foundation’s 2013 class of Irrigation E3 Learners and will receive all-expense-paid trips to the 2013 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Austin, Texas, Nov. 4-8.

This year’s winners were:

  • Irrigation Design: Jeff Elshoff, Michigan State University (East Lansing, Mich.)  
  • Irrigation Assembly: Robby Meyer and Jonathan Stuart, Gwinnett Technical College (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
  • Irrigation Troubleshooting: Jeff Elshoff and Dave Erdman, Michigan State University (East Lansing, Mich.)

The E3 program focuses on exposure, experience and education as a way to attract emerging leaders such as the irrigation competition winners. The winners will network with industry leaders, spend one-on-one time with select sponsors, attend education classes and be recognized during the show’s general session.