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RAIN BIRD ACADEMY ANNOUNCES SUMMER IRRIGATION TRAINING SCHEDULE

TUCSON, Ariz. (April 16, 2012) — Irrigation and green industry professionals interested in enhancing their knowledge and skill sets have a variety of irrigation training courses to choose from in the Sunshine State this summer. Rain Bird Services Corporation is pleased to announce the dates and locations of Rain Bird Academy’s 2012 summer irrigation training camps in Florida.

This is an ideal opportunity for both people new to irrigation and seasoned irrigation professionals to experience industry-leading irrigation training. Rain Bird Academy will offer its popular irrigation Boot Camp classes at each Florida location. The Rain Bird Boot Camp is four days of core irrigation classes that provide in-depth, hands-on training on design, installation, troubleshooting and maintaining.

Most courses count for continuing education units (CEUs) from professional organizations such as the Irrigation Association (IA), the United States Green Building Council’s LEED program, PLANET, the Landscape Architectural Continuing Educational System and many other state and local organizations.

Scheduled for July 16-20, Rain Bird Academy’s Professional Irrigation Training Camp (PITC) will be held at the University of Florida’s Mid-Florida Research and Education Center just 15 minutes from Disney World in Orlando, FL. The Professional Irrigation Training Camp features 25 courses over five days, providing landscape and golf irrigation professionals with expert instruction on the latest irrigation products, newest installation methods and best practices in irrigation design.

“Unlike many other irrigation training options, our general irrigation classes are non-manufacturer-specific, meaning we do not promote or sell Rain Bird products in class,” said Robert Pfeil, marketing group manager for Rain Bird Services Corporation. “We make sure our attendees get a comprehensive look at all of the latest irrigation products and techniques from across the industry. Our emphasis is on developing top-notch irrigation professionals.”

Rain Bird Academy is also offering a variety of Regional Training Camps throughout Florida. Scheduled for four to five days, the regional events are condensed versions of the Professional Camp, with an abridged schedule of irrigation courses.

Dates and locations include:

  • Tallahassee, FL June 11 - 12, 2012
  • Hollywood, FL June 18 - 21, 2012
  • Hollywood, FL July 9-13, 2012
  • Venice, FL June 19 - 22, 2012
  • Venice, FL July 10-13, 2012
  • Orlando, FL July 16 – 20, 2012
  • Pensacola, Fl July 23-26, 2012
  • Jacksonville, FL July 30, 2012 – August 3, 2012

Rain Bird Academy’s Professional and Regional Training Camps have helped thousands of irrigation and landscape professionals expand their skill sets and increase their marketability. To view the latest training schedule, register for a training event, determine CEU eligibility or learn more about Rain Bird Academy training camps throughout the United States and internationally, visit www.rainbird.com/training or call 1-800-498-1942.

ABOUT RAIN BIRD SERVICES:

Rain Bird Services is part of Rain Bird International, Inc. - Services Division, a privately-held company and the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Through its Rain Bird Academy and Rain Bird Factory Trained program, Rain Bird Services offers a comprehensive selection of irrigation training courses and workshops for golf course personnel, landscape contractors, irrigation technicians, distributors, business owners, architect/specifiers, water conservation practitioners and green industry professionals.  Rain Bird Services is leading the way in the development of irrigation professionals. For more information, please visit us on the web: http://www.rainbirdservices.com/index.htm