Lindsay Corporation Highlights Irrigation Technology at Celebration of Modern Ag Event in Washington

Lindsay Corporation Highlights Irrigation Technology at Celebration of Modern Ag Event in Washington
Lindsay Corporation met with during the Celebration of Modern Ag, May 6-8 in Washington, D.C. (L to R) Gustavo Oberto, president of global irrigation at Lindsay and Xochitl Torres Small, deputy secretary of Agriculture.
May 13th, 2024 | News Release

OMAHA, Nebraska – Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, was on the National Mall to showcase how irrigation is essential for food security. More than 15,000 people flocked to the National Mall to see the ag equipment as part of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Celebration of Modern Ag on May 6-8 in Washington, D.C.

“AEM’s Ag on the Mall was an exceptional opportunity to share our passion for the agricultural industry and the numerous ways we are innovating for the future of farming,” said Gustavo Oberto, president of global irrigation at Lindsay. “Sharing our impact with leaders like Deputy Secretary Torres Small, representatives from the EPA and USDA, Nebraska’s federal delegation, international stakeholders, policymakers and innovators from across the country, and engaged visitors will undoubtedly help generate even more energy and momentum for developing solutions needed to feed the world. We were proud to represent thousands of Lindsay employees across the globe who are driven by such an important purpose and looking forward to building the future with our counterparts in the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.”

More than 80 pieces of equipment were on display between the Smithsonian Museums in our nation’s capital. The Lindsay exhibit illustrated the many ways sustainable irrigation practices can have a positive effect on agriculture around the world and promote food security and environmental stewardship. Under a 45-foot Zimmatic™ central pivot span, Lindsay representatives highlighted how irrigation products and technological solutions positively impact food production. Visitors, including many who had no previous exposure to agriculture, were also treated to snacks from Lindsay growers across the country to show how irrigation plays a role in what they eat.

The three-day event kept the Lindsay team busy:

  • Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Xochitl Torres Small, took time to learn more about Lindsay’s telemetry solutions and variable rate irrigation (VRI) applications and how they help conserve water 
  • Met with legislators from around the country interested in helping growers in their states improve precision water application with Lindsay irrigation solutions
  • Jason Parker, director of dealer development at Lindsay, participated on two panel discussions focused on water management and rural broadband needs
  • Attended breakfast with Nebraska lawmakers in Washington, discussing Lindsay’s key initiatives to help farmers around the world grow more with less

“Facilitating more sustainable irrigation across the globe is a priority for Nebraska-based Lindsay Corporation, who has been a leader in the research and development of innovative irrigation solutions to meet the needs of the world’s rapidly growing population,” said Rep. Don Bacon. “Their irrigation inventions help growers conserve natural resources and maximize yields.” 

With over 12 million acres under irrigation in more than 90 countries, Lindsay has a global impact on agriculture. Since 2018, Lindsay’s FieldNET™ technology has saved more than 469 billion gallons of water and 1,459 million kilowatt hours of energy.

“Nebraskans can be proud that our state remains a global leader in agricultural innovation. It’s great to see that Nebraska companies in Washington to demonstrate how our ag producers continue to sustainably feed and fuel the world. In Congress, I’ve led numerous pieces of legislation like the PAL Act, PRECISE Act, and LAST ACRE Act to expand access to precision agriculture equipment for our farmers and ranchers,” said Sen. Deb Fischer.

“Agriculture is the heart and soul of what we do in Nebraska,” said Sen. Pete Ricketts. “To keep it that way, we need American innovation that continues to push the agriculture industry forward. Nebraska employers featured in the Celebration of Agriculture on the National Mall this week play a critical role in that effort. I’ll always fight to support policies that ensure our farmers have the tools and support they need to compete and prosper.”

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