Speaker Spotlight

Andy Ambriole
Organic Grain Farmer
IN
ambriole@frontier.com
Biography
Mr. Ambriole, his wife, and his parents farm around 1,800 acres in Huntington County, Indiana near Ft. Wayne. Mr. Ambriole is the first farmer to join the Board and brings a wealth of experience and energy to the group. Currently, he farms 500 acres of certified organic land, half owned and half leased. An additional 300 acres of farmland is being transitioned to organic certification, including the Company’s Old Oak and Sparta Woods farms. Mr. Ambriole is an active user of cover crops (rye grass, buckwheat, oats, oil seed radishes and clovers) and has a custom cover crop seeding business, along with an organic fertilizer business using on-farm earthworm production. Along with the typical grain crops, he also grows organic greenhouse tomatoes and raises Nubian goats for local cheese production.

Mr. Ambriole was awarded Indiana State Star Farmer in 2008 and Huntington County Conservation Farmer in 2010. He is a Supervisor on the Huntington County Soil & Water Conservation Board and a member of the Organic Valley Grower Pool.

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