Board of Trustees

Fred Ziari

Fred Ziari

Fred Ziari, Business and agriculture leader

OfficeHermiston, OR

Fred Ziari is President of IRZ, ezWireless, and Zeco, companies that are well-known for water and energy management technologies in irrigated agriculture. He has spent the last 30 years advancing water management, irrigation technologies and efficient use of water for farms and Agri-industries. His organizations provide global consulting services in sustainable water resource management focusing on irrigated agriculture and a number of “Smart Farm Technologies,” including sensor technologies, IT, and broadband wireless for a sustainable farming operation.

Mr. Ziari is the past Chair of Oregon Engineering Technology Industry Council (ETIC) and member of Oregon Innovation Council. He is founder and chair of Farmers Ending Hunger and chair of Umatilla Basin Watershed Council Foundation.