The Irrigation Training & Research Center was established in 1989 at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, as a center of excellence, building on a history of contributions to the irrigation industry. The first commitment of ITRC is to enhance Cal Poly's strong irrigation teaching program through outside activities in training, research, and technical support. As our motto says, we are "moving water in new directions."
Cal Poly and ITRC are proud of their ability to combine sophisticated theory with a "hands-on" approach to provide a usable product. Many of the educational services that ITRC provides are made possible by our supporters and their generous donations of services, equipment, and funds.