A grant to Northwest Technical College helped to renovate the Water Technology Mobile Classroom. The project was tremendously successful and was a critical component in promoting irrigation water management adoption in Northwest Kansas on several fronts.
First and foremost, the project aided in acquainting previously unexposed growers to available irrigation water management technologies that they might not have otherwise explored. The project was also critical in helping several growers continue their efforts to effectively utilize irrigation water management technologies. The initiative also furthered the promotion workforce development within the irrigation water management sector by securing several paid internships with regional water technology dealers. Finally, the effort overall was a monumental stride forward for the Precision Agriculture Technology program at Northwest Tech as the department was able to rapidly develop its irrigation water management curriculum, tools, equipment and relationships.