By Harold Watters, CCA, Ohio State University Extension
The Ohio CCA Board is looking for the best CCA in Ohio, if she or he works with you then please nominate them. The program is sponsoring one state award titled “Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year“. The award program is designed to recognize an individual who is highly motivated, delivers exceptional customer service for farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and 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. Don Boehm of Legacy Cooperative was the 2019 winner.
The purpose of this award is to increase the awareness that both farmers and their service people strive to do their best in making cropping decisions that are economically and environmentally sound. A CCA must meet the standards set by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and maintain the certification through continuing education. They also sign a code of ethics pledging to do their best to operate in the interests of their client. Together a farmer and a CCA make a team that is working to manage an economically viable business while practicing responsible stewardship. This is a win/win approach for both farmers and CCAs.
- Nominee must hold a current Ohio CCA certification and be in good standing.
- Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided on the nomination form.
- Resubmittal of previous nominations acceptable as long as they are on current nomination form.
- Former recipients are not eligible
The Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award will be presented at the 2020 Conservation Tillage Conference on March 3 in Ada, Ohio. The state award includes a plaque, recognition in industry publications, and a cash award from the agronomic industry.
I was looking through the long list of other CCA of the Year winners on the OABA website — no women. It’s passed time for a woman to be on this list. Get the nomination form: http://oaba.net/aws/OABA/pt/sp/cca_award. Send via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Ohio AgriBusiness Association, 5151 Reed Rd. Suite 126-C, Columbus, Ohio 43220-2598, Attn: Ohio CCA Board. Any questions? Please call Janice Welsheimer at 614-326-7520, ext. 3.