Over 150 Iowa Certified Crop Advisers Recognized for Years of Service at Awards Luncheon

Over 150 Iowa Certified Crop Advisers Recognized for Years of Service at Awards Luncheon

Des Moines – The Iowa Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) board of directors recognized one hundred fifty-three individuals for their dedication to best management practices, professionalism, and years of service to agriculture. The Iowa CCA program celebrated twenty-eight individuals for fifteen years (certified in 1995), thirty-eight individuals for twenty years (certified in 2000), and eighty-seven individuals for twenty-five years (certified in 2005) – view award flyers.

Recognitions were held during the Iowa CCA Years of Service luncheon on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. 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 increase profitability for their farms.

The Iowa CCA board also presented the “Iowa CCA of the Year” award to Terry Bockenstedt of Dyersville, Iowa. Bockenstedt has been an agronomy professional advising farmer customers since 1974 and became certified in 1995. The Iowa CCA 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.

At the conference, approximately two hundred CCAs received continuing education training to maintain their certification. The 2020 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 9 & 10, 2021. For more information visit www.agribizshowcase.com.

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 Iowa CCA program, please go to http://iowacca.org or the American Society of Agronomy https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org

More photos of the event available on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pg/agribusinessia/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3032069810166279

Years of Service – 25 Years, Certified in 1995 (87 individuals)

Iowa Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) Program awards local agronomy professionals “Years of Service” plaques for 15, 20, and 25 years as an Iowa CCA during an awards luncheon in Des Moines at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

 

David Aude Dewitt IA
Joe Auliff Eldridge IA
Dave Baack Clear Lake IA
Wayne Barnes Iowa City IA
Carl Bergstrom Ogden IA
Jeff Blauwet Larchwood IA
Terrence Bockenstedt Dyersville IA
Darrell Bowman Redfield IA
Thomas Brincks Carroll IA
Boyd Brodie Roland IA
Lawrence Buck Lime Springs IA
Tracy Cameron Lenox IA
David Chambers Orchard IA
Charles Cornelius Bellevue IA
Tim Dacken Ames IA
Edward Drake Corning IA
Alan Fairley Monticello IA
Roger Fish Eldora IA
James Frederick Orient IA
Dennis Gogerty New Providence IA
John Grandin Spring Hill KS
Gregory Griffin Crawfordsville IA
James Gruenhagen Davenport IA
Robert Gubbels Defiance IA
Leslie Handley Sac City IA
John Haney Lincoln NE
Robert Hanson Milford IA
Therese Hart Beswick Greeley IA
Jack Hiles Ankeny IA
David Jakoubek Garner IA
William Johnson Cedar Rapids IA
Scott Johnson Garwin IA
Roger Kenkel Manilla IA
Mark Klein Dunlap IA
Timothy Knutson Wapello IA
Charles Kolbet Manchester IA
Kelvin Kopp Anita IA
Kevin Kuhn Des Moines IA
James Lafrenz Maysville IA
Brett Langfritz Allison IA
Denny Lawrence Wall Lake IA
Danny Leerar Williams IA
William Long Cedar Falls IA
Leonard Luebker Columbus NE
Timothy Lueders Lake Park IA
Max McCoy Norwalk IA
Jim McDermott Spencer IA
Gary Mensen Dyersville IA
Brent Metzger Nevada IA
Tim Montgomery Lone Tree IA
Mitchell Montgomery Fort Dodge IA
Thomas Moorhouse Manchester IA
Donald Mulder Ireton IA
Joel Nelson Carroll IA
Eric Nelson Moville IA
Brent Neuberger West Des Moines IA
Curtis Nienhueser York NE
Phil Petersen Tipton IA
Norman Pottebaum Manchester IA
Rusty Raper Fontanelle IA
Jay Richter Bancroft IA
Scott Roberts Panora IA
R. Aaron Saeugling Lewis IA
Troy Schlapkohl Durant IA
David Schwartz Ankeny IA
Jeffrey Sernett Kelley IA
David Shields Mount Ayr IA
David Simonson Algona IA
Aaron Smith Cherokee IA
Barbara Stewart Newton IA
Robert Streit Ames IA
Scott Svoboda Atlantic IA
Todd Thumma Morrison IL
Mark Tinnes Keota IA
R. Hovey Tinsman Davenport IA
Gary Tuxhorn Crete NE
Allen Van Grouw Springfield MN
Troy Vincent West Branch IA
Michael Wagner Clarence IA
Daniel Weber Ames IA
David Weiskircher DeWitt IA
Brian Williams Boone IA
Thomas Winkel Algona IA
Ronald Woeste Marion IA
Alex Woodall Kamrar IA
Mark Young Knoxville IA
Eric Zumbach Springville IA

Years of Service – 20 Years, Certified in 2000 (38 individuals)

Clark Adam Postville IA
Stacy Bellcock Sac City IA
Dennis Benning Hampton IA
Marc Benson Winfield IA
Joseph Bollig Algona IA
Tim Bruns West Bend IA
Jon Buseman Rockford IA
Leslie Alan Clampitt New Providence IA
Kelly Els Pella IA
Lynn Fisher Keswick IA
Jeffrey Fitzgerald Newhall IA
Jason Michael Franck Rowley IA
Jeffrey Giesman Clear Lake IA
Tony Gross Manilla IA
Terry Grote La Porte City IA
Brian Hartman Des Peres MO
Martin Hegland Holmen WI
Pat Holloway Adel IA
Jeffrey Hough Lincoln NE
Chad Kunzman Hartley IA
Larry Lahr Cedar Rapids IA
John Long Sidney IA
Larry D. McCaulley Maquoketa IA
Neil McCubbin Marshalltown IA
Rodd McNeal Letts IA
Mike Perkins Rake IA
Ryan Peterson Pocahontas IA
Brian Renze Ames IA
Stan Schaaf Villisca IA
Bruce Schmidt LeMars IA
Gregg Schmitz Wall Lake IA
Joe Shirbroun Farmersburg IA
Chad Sieren Keota IA
David Slechta Carroll IA
Barry Tlach Prole IA
James Torkelson Mason City IA
Nick Vandervort Cresco IA
Evan D. Wielenga Hull IA

Years of Service – 15 Years, Certified in 2005 (28 individuals)

Bryan Arndorfer Bancroft IA
Ryan Burns Marion IA
Scott Fischer Melbourne IA
Michael Fredrickson Newark IL
Bob Gannon Delmar IA
Brett Gregory Montezuma IA
Phillip Hill Fredericksburg IA
Jeremy Ide Creston IA
Daniel Jacobsma Sheldon IA
Kyle Jensen Neola IA
Jason Alan Jensen Milo IA
Andrew Richard Krogman Doon IA
Jay Matthews New Hampton IA
Paul Mausser Epworth IA
Michael Mitchell New Sharon IA
Merlen Noess Sac City IA
Leonard Phillips Madrid IA
Adam Rahe Dyersville IA
Ronald Roling Cascade IA
Abraham Sandquist Woodbine IA
Andrew Scharnhorst Plainfield IA
Lance Allan Scott Avoca IA
Patrick Thilges Algona IA
Levi Tipton Cary NC
Keith Tranel Aredale IA
Peter Westra Hull IA
Brian Wischmeier Mediapolis IA

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