Speaker Spotlight

Carrie Vollmer-Sanders
Nutrient Strategy Manager
The Nature Conservancy
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203-1606
Carrie Vollmer-Sanders was named the Nutrient Strategy Manger for The Nature Conservancy’s North America Agriculture Program in February 2016. In this role, she works closely with state program staff and partners throughout the region, with a special focus in the Mississippi, Great Lakes, Chesapeake and Everglades basins, to reduce the amount of nutrients entering our freshwater systems and oceans.

In Carrie’s prior role as the Conservancy’s Director of the Western Lake Erie Basin Project, she excelled at developing partnerships with a broad base of stakeholders, ranging from working farmers, agribusinesses, researchers, corporations, government agencies, other non-profits and conservation groups. Under her leadership, these diverse groups came together to develop the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program to ensure sustainable nutrient management practices are adopted by the agriculture industry for long-term water quality benefits in Lake Erie. In 2014, President Obama honored Carrie for her work to reduce agricultural runoff into Lake Erie.

Before joining the Conservancy in 2010, Carrie worked for Michigan Farm Bureau as their Agricultural Ecology Specialist. She has a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Biology Education and a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, focusing on environmental economics, both from Michigan State University.

Carrie is a board member of the Steuben County YMCA and volunteers with the Soil and Water Conservation Society, Angola United Methodist Church, 4-H, FFA, and a local school. She and her husband, Ryan, farm in Ohio and Indiana and live in Angola, Indiana, with their two sons, Ethan and Isaac.

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
Kelsey Lennon Crown Point, IN Agribusiness Purdue