Iowa CCA Good Advice – September 2010

Iowa CCA Good Advice – September 2010

The Iowa CCA Board is Seeking Nominations for the Board of Directors

These individuals help direct the Iowa Certified Crop Advisor program in the future. You, as an Iowa CCA, have the opportunity to run for two board positions by filling out the nomination form attached with this “Good Advice” newsletter.

Serving on the Iowa CCA Board is a rewarding experience; you’ll be able to lead the CCA program during the rapid changes going on in agriculture. Please take the time to consider serving on the Iowa CCA Board and helping emulate what being an Iowa CCA is all about! “Trusted Advice to Help You Grow”.

Are you interested in serving on the Iowa CCA Board? Attached is a nomination form for anyone who wishes to submit their name to serve on the Iowa CCA Board. We will be filling two 3-year terms. Current board members Bruce Baier and Pat Reeg will not seek re-election. Board terms will begin January 2011 and run through December 2013. The board meets quarterly and typically the meetings are in Des Moines. A board member is required to attend a minimum of three meetings each year. Board members will also be asked to help chair committees and/or task forces established by the board.

We are asking that all nominations be submitted to Joan O’Brien before November 5, 2010. Ballots will be e-mailed to all Iowa CCAs by November 12th and will need to be returned and postmarked no later than November 26, 2010; allowing the opportunity for new Board members to attend the December Board meeting.

Message to EPA Administrator Jackson Regarding Atrazine

The Iowa Certified Crop Advisers is encouraging its members to consider participating in a letter writing campaign regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) re-review of Atrazine. Iowa CCA typically stays neutral when an issue is product and/or company specific; however, the EPA’s unscheduled and rushed re-review of this crop protectant departs from the normal regulatory process and could set a poor precedent for the entire industry.

Iowa CCA is asking those who are concerned about the EPA’s rush to re-review and the potential precedents this could establish to sign a letter being sent to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

For more information and to read and/or sign the letter, please go to:http://agsense.org/take-action/.

How to Check your CEU Report

Iowa Certified Crop Advisers can review their CEU statement online by going to:https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/login/links/8. Log-in on the website by entering your email and password. Unless you have already changed your password, a default password has been set-up for you. The default password is your CCA certification number followed by the first initial of your first name.

If you find anything missing after reviewing your CEU statement, please fill out the form found at: https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/continuing-education/missing-ceus.

CCAs can self report meetings by going tohttps://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/login/links/25.

If you have any questions, please contact your Certification Representative (for Iowa CCAs your representative is either Laurie, Marta, or Michele) at 866.359.9161.

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