Indiana Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) of the Year Award

Consider nominating a qualified CCA you employ or know for the “Indiana Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award”. This award will recognize an individual who has performed superior service for their farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, pest and crop production.
 
The purpose of our Indiana award program is to increase the awareness to other CCAs and their farmer customers that their service providers strive to do their best not only in making economically sound cropping decisions but also ones that are environmentally sound. With increasing farm size, complexity of management options, and increasingly complex regulations, we foresee farmers relying more and more on the advice of specialists who are CCAs.

The award will be presented to the winner at the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference on December 17-18, 2019, in Indianapolis. The nominator, if not the nominee’s employer, that submits the winning application will receive $250 and the CCA winner will receive $1,500. In addition, the winner will be nominated for the International CCA Board for consideration for the International CCA of the Year Award with an honorarium of $2,000.
 
To be considered for the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Award, a CCA must be certified in Indiana and nominated by a client, a colleague, or the employer of the CCA who knows their qualifications.
 
A nomination form, letter of recommendation form, and tips for completing the nomination are included. Please feel free to copy and distribute to those who might be using services of a CCA.
 
The nomination should include
  • the nomination form,
  • three letters of recommendation - one from the CCA's employer and two from customers. Three letters of recommendation may come from customers if the CCA is self-employed.
Indiana Farm Bureau must receive the nomination by October 31, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Justin Schneider at 317-692-7835 or Quentin Rund at 1.800.387.1283.
 

Indiana CCA Days at DTC

The Purdue University Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center is known across the Midwest for its unique “hands-on” approach for teaching the art and science of accurately diagnosing agricultural crop problems. The Center is designed to provide informative topics in a “real world” environment, where agriculturalists can sharpen their crop problem trouble-shooting skills and evaluate new and alternative management.
 
The Indiana CCA program has reserved three days at the DTC for CCAs at a discounted price. Seats are limited, so download the brochure and get your registration in early to reserve a seat. If you have questions, please contact Lexie Hayenga at (765) 494-4783 or by e-mail at lhayenga@purdue.edu.
 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Indiana Certifed Crop Adviser Day at the Purdue University SWPAC Diagnostic Training and Research Center, Columbia City, IN
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Day at the Purdue University Diagnostic Training and Research Center, West Lafayette, IN
 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Day at the Purdue University Diagnostic Training and Research Center, West Lafayette, IN
 

2019 Indiana CCA Conference Program Details

December 17-18 at the Indianapolis Marriott East

The Indiana CCA Conference is an excellent opportunity for earning continuing education units and networking with other CCAs. The two-day program is packed with presentations. There are four to five concurrent sessions each hour. Each day the morning sessions are repeated in the afternoon giving you plenty of opportunity to hear the talks of interest. The program features leaders from Indiana agriculture, as well as speakers from other parts of the country. The program is designed to allow CCAs to earn up to 16 CEUs during the two days.
 
Also, we would like to extend a special thank you to our 2018 CCA Conference Sponsors. These sponsors help defray the cost of the meals and break functions. Their generous contributions allow us to hold registration rates down. If you would like to be a sponosor for our upcoming 2019 conference, please contact us! 
 
2018 Indiana CCA Conference Sponsors

Indiana CCA Scholarship

The recipients of the Indiana CCA Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year:
 
Name Hometown Program School
Deven Pohl   Ag Systems Management Vincennes
Benjamin Howe   Agricultural Economics Purdue
Jonathan Kesler Naperville, IL Agribusiness Purdue
Sara Lechlider Gaithersburg, MD

Agricultural Business Management &
Turf Science and Management

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