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 14-15, 2021, 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 to 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.
Nominations must be received by November 30, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Quentin Rund at 1.800.387.1283.
 

CCA of the Year Past Award Winners

Year Winner Affiliation Location
County
2020 Steve Smith Red Gold Elwood Madison
2019 Randall Warden A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, Inc. Fort Wayne Allen
2018 Bryan Overstreet Purdue Extension Rensselaer Jasper
2017 Bill Bradford Helena Chemical Co. Markle Wells
2016 Jon Peacock Pioneer Winchester Randolph
2015 Kevin Adams CPS Shelbyville (Selma) Delaware
2014 Barry Fisher NRCS Greencastle Putnam
2013 Andy Like Daylight Farm Supply Monroe City Knox
2012 Larry Huffmeyer Syngenta Osgood Ripley
2011 Brian Herr Daylight Farm Supply Chandler Warrick
2010 Mike Mace Ceres Solutions Brazil Clay
2009 Steve Gauck     Decatur
2008 Ray Kerhof     Hancock
2007 Darrell Shemwell     Posey
2006 Eugene Flaningham     Knox
2005        
2004 Tony Bailey NRCS Indianapolis  
2003 Greg Bossaer Purdue Extension Reynolds White
2002 Betsy Bower