Speaker Spotlight

Mike Leasure
Associate Professor
Purdue University
Terminal Building, Room 154
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2015
765-496-3309
leasurem@purdue.edu
Biography
Michael Leasure has been involved in the aviation community for over 44 years. His interest in aviation began at an early age. He first published an original design model aircraft in 1984 while attending Purdue University as a Freshman in Aviation Technology. Over the subsequent years, he achieved many more milestones in his aviation career, including a private pilot's license with experience in aerobatics, complex aircraft, and tailwheel operations. He also earned an airframe and powerplant license with inspection authorization.
The last decade of his aviation activities have been devoted primarily to unmanned aircraft design, construction, pilotage, and development. He has over 15 years’ experience in field deployment of unmanned agricultural aircraft (remote sensing) where he has served as operator, observer, and technician. He is currently an associate professor at Purdue University in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology teaching 2 courses in unmanned aerial systems. He also serves as the unmanned aerial facilitator at the BECK agricultural center in West Lafayette. His ongoing efforts include supporting research, teaching, developing, and flying fixed wing and multirotor autonomous aircraft.

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