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Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Pre-Exam Preparation Class, January 13 & 14

It’s time to register for the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam Training program, sponsored and delivered by the OSU Extension Agronomic Crops Team. The two-day class will be offered at the Shelby County Extension Office, 810 Fair Rd, Sidney, Ohio 45365 on Jan. 13 & 14, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the 13th and adjourn by 5:00 p.m. on the 14th. The price for the program is $225; secure on-line registration via credit card, debit card or check is available at: You must be registered to attend and class size is limited.

Contact information for course lead:

Harold Watters, CPAg, CCA
Ohio State University Extension
1100 S. Detroit St
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Phone 937 604-2415 cell or office 937 599-4227. Or by email:

International exam study guide:
There is a good resource “Preparing for the CCA Exam” that is available to purchase for $45. To order: This guide is divided into the four main categories of the exam; Nutrient Management, Crop Management, Pest Management, Soil/Water Management with subject matter and questions/answers at end of each chapter. This manual is an excellent study guide for the International Exam.

We will provide at the program to assist with study for the tri-state exam:

Ohio Agronomy Guide,
Ohio & Indiana Weed Control Guide,
2014 Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide,
Tri-State Fertility Guide and
Modern Corn & Soybean Production.
And many handouts

Meals, snacks, coffee will also be provided at the site. Please inform Harold Watters,, if you have any meal restrictions.

Presenters and subject areas:

  • Harold Watters, CCA – crop management
  • Greg LaBarge, CCA – pest management
  • Bruce Clevenger, CCA – soil & water management
  • Dr. Robert Mullen, CCA – nutrient management

Not yet registered for the CCA Exam?
Registration for the February 5, 2016 exam is open now. See the registration information at: Registration ends December 11th. Please keep in mind - to become eligible for CCA certification, you must take and pass BOTH the International and your local (tri-state) board exams.

New this year for current CCAs is the 4R NMS (nutrient management specialty) exam in Ohio. Register by December 11th at the same link above for the same February 5 exam date.

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