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!
2023 Program Topics
Irrigation Equipment Maintenance
Farming With Allocations
Soil And Residue Management
Using Technology For Improved
Return On Investment
Irrigation Application Uniformity Maintaining/optimizing Pressures And Well Efficiency
working With Limited Capacity Wells
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.