CCA 15 years of service

Over 100 CCAs Recognized for Years of Service

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) board of directors recognized one hundred nine individuals for their dedication to best management practices, professionalism, and years of service to agriculture as CCAs. The Iowa CCA program celebrated forty-one individuals for fifteen years (certified in 1994), forty-six individuals for twenty years (certified in 1999), and twenty-two individuals for twenty-five years (certified in 2004). Recognitions were held during the annual Iowa CCA Years of Service luncheon on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The luncheon is annually held in conjunction with the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference (ASC) in Des Moines, Iowa. Certified Crop Advisers utilize best management practices that protect the environment and lead growers to produce higher yields and increased profitability for their farms.

The CCA board also presented the “Iowa CCA of the Year” award to Adam Kramer, Allamakee County farmer owner-operator of Black Sand Granary. 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.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced two agribusinesses and two CCAs as recipients of the Secretary’s Iowa Ag Leader Award for Conservation. Naig two CCAs – Nancy Bohl Bormann from Algona and Tim Berkland from Spencer.

At the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference, two-hundred plus of CCAs received continuing education training to maintain their certification. The 2019 ASC offered over a dozen hours of continuing education units (CEUs). An Iowa CCA must accumulate a total of forty hours of CEUs every two years to maintain their certification.

The Agribusiness Showcase & Conference provides attendees the opportunity to explore the innovative tools they need to enhance their careers and grow their business. Save the date for next year’s event on February 11 & 12, 2020.

The Iowa Certified Crop Adviser program is supported at the national level by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) Certified Crop Adviser Program. The CCA certification was established in 1992 to provide a benchmark for practicing agronomy professionals in the United States. CCAs meet examination, education, experience, and ethical standards that assure their competency as a partner to the producer in achieving the most from their farm. For more information on the American Society of Agronomy https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org

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By |2019-03-12T11:50:31+00:00March 12th, 2019|Featured, Good Advice, News|

Certified Crop Advisers Recognized for Tenure at AAI Conference

The Iowa Certified Crop Advisers Board of Directors recognized fifty-four individuals for fifteen years and one hundred-seventeen individuals for twenty years of professionalism and years of service to agriculture as CCAs during the annual CCA Recognition Luncheon.

The Iowa CCA Board would also like to recognize sixty-nine additional Certified Crop Advisers for their 15 years of service. These recipients were certified in 1999 and will be recognized at the 2016 Showcase & Conference, February 9, 2016.

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…)

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Certified Crop Advisors Recognized for Tenure at AAI Conference

The Iowa Certified Crop Advisers Board of Directors recognized 97 individuals for fifteen years and 58 individuals for twenty years of professionalism and years of service to agriculture as CCAs during the annual CCA Recognition Luncheon at the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference on Tuesday, February 11.  EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks, Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey and Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp were the luncheon’s featured speakers.

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.

“Your status as a certified professional demonstrates your dedication to your profession, your employer and your client.  Being a CCA shows that you are willing to put in the extra work to get ahead in your field,” said Walter Armstrong, chair of the Iowa CCA board.

Joel Brinkmeyer, CEO of Agribusiness Association of Iowa stated, “I congratulate the CCAs who were recognized for their years of service. CCAs are a valuable resource for producers as they begin to implement new water quality best management practices outlined in Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy.  We are delighted the CCAs attended our event for continued training and education. As farmers continue to refine their business, their suppliers and crop advisers will be well trained and ready to share valuable information that will improve their farm operations efficiency, while maintaining an emphasis on environmental improvement.”

At the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference, approximately 200 CCAs received continuing education training to maintain their certification.  AAI offered fourteen hours of continuing education units (CEUs) at the event and will offer six additional hours during a summer session in 2014.  A CCA must accumulate a total of forty hours of CEUs every two years to maintain their certification.

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