CCA of the Year

Waukon Farmer Announced as 2019 Iowa Certified Crop Adviser of the Year

Recognizing the Work of Good People

The Iowa Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) announced the 2019 Iowa CCA of the Year earlier this month. Adam Kramer, a small business owner in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and Waukon, Iowa farmer, has accepted this annual award during the Iowa CCA recognition luncheon at the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference (ASC) on February 12, 2019.

About the Award

A certified crop adviser utilizes best management practices that protect the environment and lead growers to produce higher yields and increased profitability for their farms. 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.

Who’s Been Talking About Him

Adam Kramer addresses CCA crowd at lunch on Feb 12. Kramer was recognized as the 2019 Iowa CCA of the Year.

Kramer has been featured by the Allamakee Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) as a person striving to improve soil health and fertility on cropland he farms, including a feature by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in their “profiles in soil health.” Certified as a crop adviser in 2006, Kramer decided to build an implement to ground apply seeds for his winter mixes and began his cover crop journey at the beginning of October 2017 following his soybean harvest. “[Kramer] continues to find ways to innovate in this area to help producers get seeding done on time and in a cost-effective way,” say his colleagues.

One of his current projects brings together government programs and private business. With this venture, Black Sand Granary, in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, is committed to aerial application of cover crops, and continues to work with district conservationists to develop seeding recommendations that work for the producer. According to the Allamakee SWCD “adding a small grain to a rotation can help to break up pest cycles, improve soil health, spread out workload, and reduce input costs when compared to corn or soybeans,” and applaud Kramer’s efforts on cover crops.

This Allamakee county farmer, CCA, and small business owner is an example of how each producer can do their part in utilizing our natural resources in a sustainable and profitable way. “The community doesn’t exist to serve the business, our business exists to serve its community,” says Kramer.

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.

By |2019-03-05T14:51:14+00:00March 5th, 2019|Featured, News|

Berns Announced as the 2017 Iowa Certified Crop Adviser of the Year

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.

 

By |2017-03-15T17:01:28+00:00March 15th, 2017|News|

Largest Indoor Field Day – Winter 2015 Good Advice

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Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 the Agribusiness Showcase and Conference will include speakers covering industry specific topics. Learn about Climate, UAV Drones, Economics, Soil Testing, and much more! Represented companies include IDALS, ISU, AgSolver, Monsanto, Pioneer, GROWMARK, and other names in your industry.

Iowa CCA of the Year

The Iowa CCA of the year award will be presented at the 2015 Agribusiness Showcase & Conference on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. The recipient will be recognized among peers during the All Industry Luncheon on the Showcase stage. Register today at AgriBizShowcase.com so you can attend this once a year event!

New Board Member Announcement

Adam Kramer of Three Rivers Company, Earlville, Iowa is the newest member of the Iowa CCA Board of Directors. Adam is currently serving as the Agronomy Manager at Three Rivers Company supporting four Iowa Counties. The Iowa CCA Board of Directors wants to welcome Adam in his term from 2015 to 2017; and thank the members who voted in this election. See attached document for more about Adam Kramer and his accomplishments.
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By |2015-01-23T07:36:18+00:00January 23rd, 2015|Good Advice, News|
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