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What we do at Irrigation Leader Magazine

Irrigation Leader is dedicated to the men and women providing water to irrigators in the 17 western states and beyond. Our interviews with irrigation district managers and personnel; supplier representatives; and leading local, state and federal government officials distill the issues of the day and offer real-world perspectives and insight.

Current Editions

Here are the latest editions of Irrigation Leader magazine. You can find previous months by selecting the desired edition under the Magazines tab or by visiting our archives here.

Main Edition

Volume 15 Issue 3 Mar

This year, Gary Kennedy will be stepping down as the superintendent of the Mancos Water Conservancy District after 34 years of service. Gary has truly been an irrigation leader throughout his career:

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Arizona State

Volume 15 Issue 3 Mar AZ

This month, we have the honor of interviewing Congressman Juan Ciscomani, who represents Arizona’s Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Ciscomani…

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Montana State

Volume 15 Issue 3 Mar MT

This month, our cover interview is with Garrett Hanson of the Helena Valley Irrigation District. Mr. Hanson tells us about his district’s automation, lining, and piping projects and discusses shifts in water…

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Nebraska State

Volume 15 Issue 3 Mar NE

The Upper Republican Natural Resources District serves to preserve and protect groundwater in a southwesterm Nebraska watershed with nearly 450,000 acres of groundwater-irrigated land.

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New Mexico

Volume 15 Issue 3 Mar NM

In our cover interview this month, we speak with Manager Coley Burgess of Carlsbad Irrigation District (CID) about the water conservation initiatives the district is carrying out. The standout among…

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New Zealand

Volume 15 Issue 3 Mar NZ

Miles Anderson has been serving in the New Zealand Parliament since his election in 2023. In our cover interview, he tells us about his farming and agribusiness background, his involvement in…

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Washington State

Volume 15 Issue 3 Mar WA

While he has been the manager of the South Columbia Basin Irrigation District (SCBID) since 2021, John O’Callaghan brings more than three decades of experience on the Columbia Basin…

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Wyoming State

Volume 15 Issue 3 Mar WY

John Barrasso has represented Wyoming in the United States Senate since 2007. In this month’s cover interview, he discusses several pieces of pending legislation and how they will benefit…

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