Fred Ziari


IRZ Consulting


Fred Ziari founded IRZ Consulting, a resource management company that provides irrigation engineering and water resource management to agriculture communities around the world. As a social entrepreneur, Ziari founded the non-profit, Farmers Ending Hunger (FEH). As a tech innovator, he developed satellite soil-moisture monitoring and sensor technologies that have resulted in one hundred billion gallons of water and 300+ million kilowatt hours of electricity saved for communities over the last decade. Ziari’s awards include the OSU Agricultural Hall of Fame, Austin Entrepreneurship Program of OSU’s College of Business’s Weatherford Award, and the International Business Award from the Oregon Consular Corps.