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Nominate Now your CCA of the Year

Who is a CCA? The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program is the largest, most recognized agriculturally-oriented certification program in North America. This program’s professional standards are widely respected by industry, academia, and government and are referenced in statutes. CCAs work at co-ops, ag retailers, as your seed dealer, as independent crop consultants, in government agencies and even OSU Extension. Our goal is to bring crop farmers the best advice we can.

Certification is the standard by which professionals are judged. The purpose of a certification program is to protect the public and the profession. Farmers and employers prefer to work with Certified Crop Advisers because CCAs have demonstrated they have the commitment, education, expertise, and experience to make a difference.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award. The Ohio CCA Program is sponsoring this state award designed to recognize an individual who is highly motivated, delivers exceptional customer service for farmer clients in nutrient management, soil & 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.

The winner of this year’s award will be recognized at the Conservation Tillage & technology Conference in Ada, OH on March 4th, 2014. The winner will receive a $1,500 cash award from agribusiness, industry recognition, and a plaque. 

A nomination form is available at under Links or at the go address:

Submit nominations by January 10, 2014 to the:

Ohio CCA Board c/o Ohio AgriBusiness Association

5151 Reed Rd, Suite 126-C

Columbus, Ohio 43220-2598

Past CCA of the Year Award Winners. Congratulate them and consider making an application for someone else you know.


Mike Dailey, Independent Consultant


Dave Moroschan, S & D Application, LLC


Jeff Howard, Harvest Land Coop


William Gombash, Berkey Farm Center


Roger Butts, Agro Serve Consulting


Bill McDonald, Champaign Landmark


Bill Lehmkuhl, Precision Agri-Services, Inc.


David Scheiderer, Intergrated Ag Services (also National AFBF Winner)


Crop Observation and Recommendation Network

C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.