Iowa CCA Good Advice – April 2009

Pat’s Good Advice

I am excited to serve as your Chair of the Iowa CCA Board.  For those who don’t know me here is a quick background.  I grew up on a family farm near Bellevue, Iowa in Jackson County.  Graduated from Iowa State University in May of 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business and completed a Masters of Science in Agronomy in May 2008.  I have worked for Servi-Tech, Neowa FS, Inc., and AgVantage FS, Inc.  I am currently the Technology Manager for the Iowa Soybean Association On-Farm Network®.  I have been a Certified Crop Advisor since December of 2001 and served on the Iowa CCA Board since June of 2006.

I became a CCA because I wanted the growers I work with to know they can trust my advice.  I serve on the Iowa CCA Board to increase the value of the CCA program.  As we enter the spring 2009 growing season with new challenges and opportunities I encourage all Iowa CCAs to play an active role in the program.  How can you contribute? (more…)