Irrigating a freshly seeded field at Johnny's

Irrigation Systems & Methods • with Collin Thompson, Johnny's Farm Ops Manager

About Our Presenter
Farm Ops Manager Collin ThompsonCollin Thompson joined Johnny's as Farm Operations Manager in early 2021, having previously managed farms in Virginia, Michigan, and Iowa. He holds a BS in Environmental Biology and a Master's in Sustainable Food Systems. With his team, Collin uses an integrated approach to manage over 200 mixed active/fallow acres combining organic, sustainable, and low-input practices to support the breeding, trialing, and seed production activities at Johnny's.
Q&A Moderator
Jon Ault, Asst Farm ManagerJon Ault has been the Assistant Farm Manager for Johnny's since the 2020 season. Before that, Jon worked as a tractor mechanic at a farm machinery company and as the manager of a 1000-member CSA farm in Central Maine. He holds a certificate from UMass Amherst in Sustainable Farming and degrees in Auto Repair and Medieval Greek History. In addition to his work at Johnny's, Jon co-owns Honeysuckle Way Flowers with his partner, and has served 3 terms as an at-large city councilor in his local community of Gardiner, Maine.

Welcome to the Resources page for our Irrigation Systems & Methods Webinar. The webinar has taken place, but in case you missed it or would like to revisit the material, we've provided links to the the slide deck and video recording of the webinar, as well as a link to our Irrigation Library.

OVERVIEW: Water is essential for a healthy crop, but determining how much, when, and how best to use water can be confusing. Skilled irrigators know how to balance soil type, weather, crop growth, and system limitations to ensure water is applied when and where it is needed without wasting time, energy, money, or water.

Johnny's Farm Manager, Collin Thompson, leads a discussion on irrigation methods and systems, covering topics that will help farmers and gardeners evaluate the factors impacting their irrigation decisions, determine what type of irrigation equipment is best suited to their conditions, and understand the process of developing an irrigation schedule.

A Q&A session, moderated by Assistant Farm Manager Jon Ault, follows the presentation.

Webinar Resources for Irrigation Systems & Methods

Irrigation Systems & Methods, with Collin Thompson, Johnny's Farm Ops Manager • Webinar • VIDEO
Here is a video of the webinar presentation and Q&A session. The full video runs 1¼ hour. Watch…

Irrigation Systems & Methods • Webinar Recap / Slide Deck (PDF)
A downloadable, 26-pp printable recap of our Irrigation Systems & Methods Webinar with Collin Thompson, Johnny's Farm Ops Manager. View…

Additional Resources on Watering & Irrigation

Johnny's offers several resources on watering and irrigation basics.
Visit our Watering & Irrigation Library to browse our content on this topic. Learn More…