About IAM

Mission

The Irrigators Association of Minnesota (IAM) supports new science-based research on irrigation management and provides advocacy at the state and local level for the right of farmers to irrigate.

History

Established in 1975 as a non-profit organization, IAM is the only statewide association solely concerned with irrigated agriculture and dedicated to the management of Minnesota land and water resources.

Advocacy

We advocate with the state legislators on key issues that matter to our members.

Officers and Directors

President Jake Wildman

Vice President Anna Bregier

Treasurer Fletcher Syltie

Secretary Jason Halvorson

Lee Hanson, Legal Advisor, Hanson Law

Jerry Wright, Membership Secretary

Grant Anderson – BONANZA VALLEY, AFREC Representative

Kristi Anderson – CENTRAL

Dan Bauer, Kimmes – Bauer Irrigation

Matt Bauer,  SOUTHEAST

Johnny Carruth, POMME DE TERRE SANDS

Ben Deuel, CENTRAL

Jeff Edling, EAST CENTRAL

Byron Fischer

Jason Halvorson, BONANZA VALLEY

Ross Imholte, EAST CENTRAL

Norm Krause

Mark Koch, Compeer Financial

Dave Kolb, DAIRYLAND

Jeff McManigle, West Central Irrigation

Kevin Rohwer, SOUTHERN

Marlene Schlichting, UPPER MISSISSIPPI

Terry Stoudt, SOUTHEAST

Jake Tomsche, Traut Companies

Daniel Whitney, Northwest AqwaTek Solutions

Dean Zimmerman, UPPER MISSISSIPPI


Our Partners


Comments by the IAM President Jake Wildman

Caring for your Center Pivot End Gun

By Carmelita Nelson, Minnesota DNR Water Conservation Consultant Somewhere in Minnesota, the county sheriff or the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is getting a complaint about irrigation systems shooting water onto the roadway. Sending water through your center pivot’s end gun onto public roads can create hazardous driving conditions for cars and motorcycles and canContinue reading “Caring for your Center Pivot End Gun”

Drought of 2021?

Thank you for taking the time to read through IAM’s summer newsletter. As you page through, I am sure you will notice a common topic. The topic of course is the drought many of us, if not all, are experiencing right now. Some are experiencing challenges we have not had to face before or wereContinue reading “Drought of 2021?”

Annual Meeting, Day on the Hill and Legislative Update – April ’21

I hope everybody is enjoying the spring weather. In my area, there was a little fieldwork that got done before we received some spring moisture. I’ll first start out by giving a recap of some of the events IAM has participated in over the last few months. On February 18th, IAM hosted its annual meetingContinue reading “Annual Meeting, Day on the Hill and Legislative Update – April ’21”