1307, 2018

2018 ASC Summer Workshop & Field Day

By |July 13th, 2018|Categories: Education, News|

Did you attend the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference in Feb? If so, you could save $25 on regular admission to the Summer Workshop & Field Day!

Gain additional insights on data use and collection at the Summer Workshop & Field Day on August 1. Experts will join us at Kirkwood Community College to share their experiences with data collection and usage, alternative forage crops, nitrogen management options, and building soil health. A full day of insights you can take to the field. You’ll earn 6 CEUs for this hands-on experience. Sessions run 55 minutes each. Register today, your farmer customers are counting on you!


Sponsored by the Iowa CCA Program



8:30 AM – Registration
9:00 -11:55 AM – Field Day Demonstrations
Noon – Lunch at Horticulture Hall
1:00 – 3:55 PM – Afternoon Workshop Sessions

Workshop Field Demonstrations Include:

  • Unique Forage Blends and Feed Values
  • Precision Planting Technology
  • Nitrogen Management Trial Evaluation
  • N Application Variances in Well Water
  • Spatial Analysis of Farm Data
  • Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health

Cost & Registration

2018 AICMC Participant = $50
($25 discount for all attendees who attended the winter conference on Feb 13-14, 2018)

All other Attendees = $75


Registration is in the Horticulture Hall building on the Kirkwood Community College Campus
Address: 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Field Day Location is at the Iowa Equestrian Center
Address: 801 76th Ave Dr. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

The morning sessions are to be held outside of the Equestrian Center. Lunch and afternoon session are in the Horticulture Hall building. Locations are in close proximity and shuttling will be available between locations.

Parking & Entrance

Participants can either park in the Horticulture Hall lot or the west lot of the Equestrian Center. Use the main entrance to each building.


No refunds will be available after Wednesday, July 25, 2018, after 5:00 PM. If you need to update or cancel your registration please email by July 25.


2002, 2018

Iowa CCAs Recognized for Years of Service

By |February 20th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Iowa Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) board of directors recognized eleven individuals for twenty-five years (certified in 1993), sixty-nine individuals for twenty years (certified in 1998), and forty-four individuals for fifteen years (certified in 2003) of professionalism and years of service to agriculture as CCAs during the annual CCA Years of Service luncheon on Tuesday, February 13. The luncheon is held in conjunction with the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference (ASC) in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa CCAs utilize their skills in nutrient and pest management to assist growers with economical and efficient crop production. They also ensure that growers are aware of regulations and utilize best management practices to protect the environment. (more…)

2002, 2018

Two Iowa CCAs Receive the Secretary’s Iowa Ag Leader Award

By |February 20th, 2018|Categories: News|

Water Quality Initiative Leader Award

DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced two agribusinesses and two Certified Crop Advisers as recipients of the Secretary’s Iowa Ag Leader Award for outstanding leadership in improving Iowa’s water quality. Northey recognized Farmers Cooperative Society from Sioux Center, CF Industries and CCAs Jason Gomes owner of North Iowa Agronomy Partners in Waverly and Joe Lally from Denison.

Pictured above (from left to right): Joe Lalley, Secretary Bill Northey, and Jason Gomes


2002, 2018

Armstrong Named Iowa CCA of the Year

By |February 20th, 2018|Categories: News|

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) announced the 2018 Iowa CCA of the year last week. Walter Armstrong from Ames, Iowa accepted this annual award during the Iowa CCA recognition luncheon at the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference on February 13, 2018.

During his recognition, Armstrong suggests “In 2018, to take some time to promote your certification, you’ve earned it.” A certified crop adviser utilizes their knowledge to assist their farmer customers. Farmers and employers prefer to work with CCAs because they have demonstrated commitment, education, expertise, and experience to make a difference in a client’s business.

The Iowa Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award is designed to recognize a CCA who delivers exceptional customer service, is highly innovative, has shown that they are a leader in their field, and has contributed substantially to the exchange of ideas and the transfer of agronomic knowledge within the agriculture industry. (more…)

311, 2017

Find the Iowa CCAs at the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference!

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|

2018 Agribusiness Showcase & Conference: We will be there, will you?

February 13-14, 2018
Iowa State Fairgrounds
Des Moines, IA

During the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference (ASC), the Iowa CCA program hosts the Ag Industry & Crop Management Conference (AICMC) and the annual Iowa CCA Years of Service Awards Luncheon. We recognize Iowa CCAs who have dedicated their careers and given 15 and 20 years of service. (more…)

110, 2017

CCA Specialty Exams February 2, 2018

By |October 1st, 2017|Categories: News|

The next CCA exam date is February 2, 2018. Only one certification can be taken per exam date. For more information on the 4R NMS, Resistance Management, and Sustainability Specialty Certifications, please visit the exams page.  You can find the performance objectives list (here). It covers all of the potential subject matter areas that the specialty certification exams cover. They are designed to help guide your study and continuing education. (more…)

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