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Certified Crop Adviser Pre-Exam Training to be held January 8 & 9

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The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam Training program, sponsored and delivered by members of the OSU Agronomic Crops Team, will be offered at the Shelby County Ag Building, 810-820 Fair Rd, Sidney, Ohio 45365 on January 8th and 9th beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the 8th and adjourn by 5:00 p.m. on the 9th. This is an intensive two-day workshop somewhat directed toward the local exam – to be used as a reminder on what best to study in preparation for the CCA exams. 

The price for the exam preparation class is $250. 

Secure on-line registration via credit card, debit card or check is available:

If you have questions, the course contact is:

Harold Watters, CPAg, CCA

Ohio State University Extension

1100 S. Detroit St

Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Phone 937 604-2415 cell. Or by email:


We will provide the following publications in addition to the lectures:

  • Ohio Agronomy Guide
  • Ohio, Indiana & Illinois Weed Control Guide
  • The Ohio Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Forages Field Guide
  • Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations and recent updates
  • Modern Corn & Soybean Production
  • Many handouts, and access to all digital content

This class has limited seating. We interact with participants and wish to answer all their questions, so we keep it small. Register soon as we always fill up well before the start of class.

Additional information about CCA certification:

The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) and Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg) programs of the American Society of Agronomy are the benchmarks of professionalism.  The CCA certification was established in 1992 to provide a benchmark for practicing agronomy professionals in the United States and Canada.

Steps to Certification:

  • Pass two exams – local and international. Registration information can be found at:
  • Document education and experience.
  • Sign and agree to uphold CCA code of ethics.

Once Certified:

  • Earn 40 hours of continuing education every two years and pay an annual renewal fee (fees are subject to change).


The next CCA Exam is given on-line in the period February 7 to February 14, 2020 

The registration period ends December 13, 2019


Once you are certified, specialty certifications are also available to add to your CCA qualifications:

  • 4R Nutrient Management, Precision Agriculture, Resistance Management, and Sustainability

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.