CCA of the Year Award

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.
Indiana Farm Bureau must receive the nomination by October 31, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Justin Schneider at 317.692.7835 or Quentin Rund at 800.387.1283 or

Past Award Winners

Year Winner Affiliation Location County
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
2004 Tony Bailey NRCS Indianapolis  
2003 Greg Bossaer Purdue Extension Reynolds White
2002 Betsy Bower