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…)
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…)
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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Summer Field Day Details:
The 4R Technology Review & Summer Field Day is an additional learning opportunity designed for CCAs to earn six (6) CEUs in a hands on environment. This workshop is open to all who are in need of CEUs, and this year we holding it at the ISU Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, IA. (click here for directions)
Certified Crop Advisers can earn a total of 6 CEUs during this summer workshop offered by the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference. We ask that all attendees who will be receiving free admission to pre-register (RSVP) online by August 4, 2017 to secure your seat at the workshop. After the 4th it will be first come first serve on seats. See full schedule and speakers here!
IMPORTANT: Due to a limited amount of room at the FEEL facility we ask that all free attendees pre-register (RSVP) by August 4, 2017 to secure your seat. After the 4th it will be first come first serve and we can not guarantee availability. This has been a very popular summer event, seats do go fast.
Brian Berns of Lohrville, IA was announced as the Iowa Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) of the Year during a recognition luncheon held for the organization at the Agribusiness Showcase and Conference, held February 14, 2017.
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.
Berns lives north of Churdan with his wife, Lori and two children, Chloe and Jake. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agricultural Business Management and a minor in Agronomy. Berns was noted for his dedication to his customers and his diligence in providing excellent customer satisfaction.
Berns has been an agronomist for Landus Cooperative the past 23 years based out of Farnhamville and Churdan, and has been a Certified Crop Adviser since 1996. He has been quick to adopt innovative tools and techniques to help his customers be more successful. A fellow CCA comments “Brian is not your typical cooperative agronomist” he has tremendous respect for the farmers and the communities that he serves.
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.
The Iowa Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) board of directors recognized thirty-one individuals for fifteen years (certified in 2002) and ninety-six individuals for twenty years of professionalism (certified in 1997) and years of service to agriculture as CCAs during the annual CCA Years of Service luncheon on Tuesday, February 14. 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. View names of 15 & 20 year CCAs. (more…)