By Tina Lust, Channel Seed Company, Marion, Ohio and Traci Bultemeier, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Ft. Wayne, IN
What is the CCA of the Year Award?
The Certified Crop Advisor of the Year Award is designed to recognize an outstanding individual in Ohio who is currently a practicing CCA in the field of agriculture. The award will be presented on March 6, 2012 at the Ada Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC). Nominations for the award are now being accepted from growers like you!
What is required of a CCA?
A certified crop advisor is required to pass an exam at the state and national level, acquire experience based on years of education they have received, have a satisfactory referral from a client and employer, and agree to follow the code of ethics. After becoming certified, CCA’s are required to complete continuing education credits by attending meetings, completing self-reported activities or on-line training courses to obtain 40 credits in a two-year cycle.