The Ohio CCA Board is proud to announce the winner of the 2012 Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award is Mike Dailey, independent consultant from Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Dailey was named the winner
on March 6 at the Conservation Tillage Conference in Ada.
The CCA of the Year Award is a state award designed to recognize an individual who is highly motivated, delivers exceptional customer service for farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management and crop production, and has contributed substantially to the exchange of ideas and the transfer of agronomic knowledge within the agricultural industry in Ohio.
Dailey has contributed to the growth and development of countless CCA’s over the years, as well as helping his farmer clients to thrive and prosper with their businesses by making his recommendations based on science and fact. Dailey has taught Sunday School, volunteered as agricultural educator at Kenyon College Environmental Center, and served as former chairman of the CCA board.
As a recipient of the award, Mike Dailey received a $1,500 cash award from Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont Company, a plaque, and industry recognition.
There were three finalists selected from applications, which could be submitted by a grower, employer, or colleague. A panel of judges selected the finalists to participate in a teleconference interview.
The other two finalists for the contest were as Tom Bacome, a Crop Specialist for Blanchard Valley Farmers Co-op in Pandora and Greg LaBarge, an Ohio State University Extension Agronomic Crops Specialist in Fulton County, as well as a team publisher for the weekly C.O.R.N. newsletter.