We would like your help in nominating a qualified CCA you work with for the "Indiana Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award" for 2018. This award will recognize an individual who has performed superior service for you in nutrient management, soil and water management, pest management and crop production.
The award will be presented to the winner at the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference on December 18-19, 2018, in Indianapolis. The nominator, if not the nominees employer, that submits the winning application will receive $250 and the CCA winner will receive $1,500. In addition, the winner will be nominated for the International CCA Board for consideration for the International CCA of the Year Award with an honorarium of $2,000.
The purpose of the 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 decisions that are environmentally sound. With increasing farm size, complexity of management options, and increasingly complex regulations, farmers rely more and more on the advice of specialists who are CCAs.
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.