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Colorado Master Irrigator​ Republican River Basin

Colorado Master Irrigator Program launched it's first Republican River Basin program in 2020. Since that initial launch, we have reached over 60 local irrigators and crop professionals representing over 75,000 irrigated acres. 2024 Program development is underway. Keep an eye out for registration information coming soon!

My favorite topics were those that directly related to irrigation techniques, those that could be used without major financial input.

2023 COMI Graduate  

Master irrigator has been easily the best class/meeting/farm related workshop I’ve ever attended. I look forward to it every week. I have enjoyed every speaker. It’s been very insightful on many levels.

2023 COMI Graduate  

   Mid-Program Anonymous Survey

2024 4th Annual Republican River Basin Program Coming to Yuma January 2024!

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WHAT IS THE COLORADO MASTER IRRIGATOR PROGRAM?

Colorado Master Irrigator is a comprehensive educational course available to Republican River Basin irrigators.​

Colorado Master Irrigator offers farmers and farm managers advanced training on conservation- and efficiency-oriented irrigation management practices and tools. This program is the product of efforts led by several local producers, district management representatives, and others. Colorado Master Irrigator is modeled on the award-winning Master Irrigator program created and run since 2016 by the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District in the Texas panhandle.

Topic experts from Colorado and adjacent Ogallala states serve as instructors for the 32 hours of the program. Colorado Master Irrigator's interactive class format is designed to encourage peer-to-peer exchange among participants and instructors. We intend to help graduates forge several useful connections that will benefit them and their operation long after their participation in this program.

Colorado Master Irrigator's Goal Is To Equip Producers With The Knowledge They Need To Evaluate The Potential Pros, Cons, Costs, And Methods To Help Pay For/recoup Costs Of Implementing Different Tools And Strategies To Improve Water And Energy Use Efficiency And Conservation, Soil Health, And Profitability On Their Operations.