- Author: Jeffrey P Mitchell
Jerry Rossiter, one of CASI's long-standing private sector members was recently honored by the South African Irrigation Institute (SABI) at their 2015 Annual Congress held in Polokwane, Limpopo, a province in southeastern South Africa, August 3rd to 6th.
Rossiter, who is President of CISCOAg, an international irrigation consulting firm based in Atwater, CA, with affiliates in Zurich, Switzerland and South Africa, was recognized as the 2015 recipient of SABI's Gold Award acknowledging his contributions as a founding father of the organization 40 years ago and his continued service since.
It was through Rossiter's pioneering efforts that the very first precision center pivot irrigation system was installed on the continent of Africa by South Africa's Harry Oppenheimer back in 1970 following Rossiter's personal introduction of the technology at Oppenheimer's farm.
Rossiter, 78, was the first vice president of SABI and later served two terms as the Institute's president.
Rossiter has attended fifteen of SABI's 20 international congresses and was appointed a life member of the organization in 1983.
A link to a Power Point presentation given at the SABI awards ceremony is available at: