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Certified Crop Adviser of the Year nominees sought

Certified Crop Adviser of the Year nominees sought Certified Crop Adviser of the Year nominees sought

Consider nominating a qualified CCA for the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award. This award will recognize an individual who has performed superior service for their farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, pest and crop production.

The purpose of the Indiana award program is to increase the awareness to other CCAs and their farmer customers that their service providers strive to do their best not only in making economically sound cropping decisions, but also ones who are environmentally sound. With increasing farm size, complexity of management options and increasingly complex regulations, farmers are expected to rely more on the advice of specialists who are CCAs.

The award will be presented to the winner at the 2021 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference in Indianapolis Dec. 14 and 15. The nominator, if not the nominee’s employer, who submits the winning application will receive $250, and the CCA winner will receive $1,500. In addition, the winner will be nominated to the International CCA Board for consideration for the International CCA of the Year Award with an honorarium of $2,000.

To be considered for the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Award, a CCA must be certified in Indiana and nominated by a client, a colleague or the employer of the CCA who knows their qualifications.

The nomination should include the nomination form and three letters of recommendation (one from the CCA’s employer and two from customers; three letters of recommendation may come from customers if the CCA is self-employed).

Indiana Farm Bureau must receive the nomination by Tuesday, Nov. 30.

For more information, call Quentin Rund at 1-217-762-7955.