Speaker Spotlight

Dan Schaefer
Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
Biography
Dan is the Director of Nutrient Stewardship for the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association. Prior to joining IFCA in 2012, Dan spent 30 years in the ag retail business as an agronomist and plant manager for Illini FS, working directly with growers on improving their yields through agronomic practices and recommendations, and assisting the University of Illinois with on-farm research to improve nutrient efficiency. Dan has a Master of Science degree in Agronomy from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Professional Agronomist, a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and a 4R Nutrient Management Specialist. Illinois Farm Bureau named Dan CCA of the Year in 2010. Dan and his family reside in Tolono, Illinois.

Indiana CCA Program

Welcome to the Indiana CCA web site. We hope you find it informative and easy to use. It has been set up as a key source of information about the Indiana CCA program. You can use it to find meetings offering CEUs, download applications for CEUs, apply for CEUs online,  and, suggestions and ideas to Indiana Board members.

CCA of the Year

The Indiana CCA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2016 CCA of the Year, Jon Peacock. 
CCA of the Year
Jon Peacock (center) accepts the Indiana CCA of the Year Award from Board Chair, Jesse Grogan (right) and Justin Schneider, Indiana Farm Bureau (left).
Indiana CCA is an annual award given to an individual selected by an executive committee of the Indiana CCA Board. This committee is composed of the Board Chair, Past Board Chair, recent Ex Officio Board Chair and a representative of the Indiana Farm Bureau.
 
A list of candidates is submitted by local farm bureaus. These candidates are considered and ranked as the best representative of CCA to serve and protect the public interest. Individuals selected for Indiana CCA of the year demonstrate leadership and effectiveness in their agricultural roles. Through the award, we look to recognize those CCAs who demonstrate higher standards of sharing knowledge, skill and conduct in the field of agronomy.
 

Indiana CCA Scholarship

The recipients of the Indiana CCA Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year:
 
Name Hometown Program School
Mallory Butler Vincennes, IN Ag Studies Vincennes
Julia Fibbe South Hamilton, MA Agronomy Purdue
Brandon Horn Libertyville, IL Plant Science
Purdue
Kelsey Lennon Crown Point, IN Agribusiness Purdue