From innovative new practices to tried-and-true methods used for decades, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” irrigation solution for growers these days. That’s where experts like RDO Water Account Manager, Sara Epps, come into the picture.
Armed with a degree in Agricultural Engineering and Irrigation Design, along with a lifetime of experience growing up on a family farm in Santa Maria, Sara puts her knowledge and passion to work every day for RDO Water customers in California’s Central Coast region.
Just as no two growers’ irrigation systems are exactly alike, every day in Sara’s world is a little bit different – and it’s one of many the reasons she enjoys her job and eagerly took over the RDO Equipment Co. Instagram account.
Sara was excited to give RDO Equipment Co. customers, partners, and fans a look at what a day is like at RDO Water. See all her photos on the RDO Equipment Co. Instagram account.
Hi, my name is Sara Epps. I have been an Account Manager with RDO Water for a little over a year now. I work in Santa Maria, California where I was born and raised in a large farming family. … I knew RDO was the right fit for me when I learned about their Core Values and opportunities for their employees. My roots in the Santa Maria Valley farming community and education in Agricultural Engineering have helped make my job here at RDO a perfect fit. … I absolutely love my job and by sharing a day in my life, I hope you will see why. 1/5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #TeamMemberTakeover #RDOTakeOver #RDOWater #ProductSupport #CustomersforLife #partnership #irrigation #water #farming #agriculture #rdoequipment
One of the biggest advantages of working for RDO is the amount of resources that are available to us. . . . We are in the middle of working with a large grower here in Santa Maria on a 100-acre trial of a newer sprinkler irrigation practice known as Certa Set. This pipe is a great alternative to aluminum sprinkler pipe and is allowing farmers to grow their crops more efficiently. . . . This pipe also allows the farmer to transplant and cultivate without the demand for laborers to move pipe in and out of the field. 2/5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #TeamMemberTakeover #RDOTakeOver #RDOWater #CustomersforLife #partnership #irrigation #water #farming #agriculture #rdoequipment #santamaria #certaset #sprinkler #farmers #crops #cultivate #laborers
RDO Water’s innovative and ground-breaking single use tape retrieval program consists of using single use 5 mil drip tape for vegetable crops. We’ve been able to help aid farmers in dealing with the increasing price of farm labor by implementing a tape retrieval service along with the use of this tape. . . . This is a perfect example of RDO’s Core Value, Create Opportunities. 3/5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #TeamMemberTakeover#RDOTakeOver#RDOWater #CustomersforLife #partnership #irrigation #water #farming #agriculture #rdoequipment #santamaria #driptape #crops #vegetables
Working with customers to design the most efficient irrigation system for their farm is a huge part of my job. Maximizing crop yields while minimizing wasted water and costs is most often the goal of farmers. Being able to use my degree in Agricultural Engineering and irrigation design is one of the things I enjoy the most about my job. . . . To be able to help them accomplish these goals with hydraulic calculations and irrigation design programming sets RDO apart from other irrigation companies. 4/5 . . . . . . . . . . . #TeamMemberTakeover #RDOTakeOver #RDOWater #ilovemyjob #engineering #irrigation #water #farming #agriculture #agriculturalengineering #rdoequipment
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The biggest part of my job is working with our customers to make sure that we are providing them with everything they need to be successful farmers. Here at RDO, we strive to build customers for life. Every now and then, they even send us home with some delicious fruits & vegetables that we helped them grow! . . . I hope you enjoyed following along with me today. I get to use my education, experience, and knowledge every day. I think it’s easy to see why I love my job. 5/5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #TeamMemberTakeover #RDOTakeOver #RDOWater #ilovemyjob #engineering #irrigation #water #farming #agriculture #strawberry #crops #vegetables #fruit #rdoequipment
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