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Alabama Irrigation Summit scheduled Aug. 15 to jumpstart state’s declining farm sector

AUBURN – The Alabama Irrigation Summit, which will bring the state’s farmers, policy makers and water-use experts together to discuss irrigation’s immense potential for enhancing Alabama agricultural output and revitalizing rural economies, will be held Aug. 15 at the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Richard Beard Building, at 1445 Federal Drive, Montgomery.

By establishing an “open and frank” dialogue on this issue, organizers hope to bring these key players closer to the long-sought goal of developing a comprehensive strategy for the widespread adoption of irrigation technologies and practices and also removing the barriers that have historically hampered this adoption, said Samuel Fowler, director of Auburn University’s Environmental Institute, who has taken the lead in organizing the meeting.

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