WHC agriculture instructor earns national irrigation award

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Dr. Tim Ellsworth (right) and Farm of the Future Director Clint Cowden.
Dr. Tim Ellsworth (right) and Farm of the Future Director Clint Cowden.
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West Hills College Coalinga agricultural technology instructor Dr. Tim Ellsworth was recently named a 2015 Irrigation Foundation E3 program leader, one of only two instructors nation-wide to receive the honor.

 Chosen faculty had the opportunity to participate in education classes, industry sessions and networking events at the Irrigation Show & Education conference from Nov. 9 to Nov. 13 in Long Beach. The E3 program’s goal is to provide students and educators with exposure, experience and education that revolves around the irrigation industry.

 “I am looking forward to this opportunity,” Ellsworth said. “I will gain experience, education and training that will enable me to better teach Irrigation Science and thus serve WHCC students.”

 The conference includes irrigation education resources, irrigation related training, and technical presentations.

 Ellsworth, who joined the WHCC Farm of the Future staff in 2013, previously taught for 23 years at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and worked as a soil scientist with the USDA U.S. Salinity Laboratory. 

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