The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program of the American Society of Agronomy is the benchmark of professionalism. The CCA certification was established in 1992 to provide a standard for practicing agronomy professionals in the United States and Canada.
Why Should I Care if My Crop Adviser Is Certified?
Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) are up-to-date on the latest developments in agriculture. Agricultural scientists offer training to CCAs and depend on them to pass that knowledge to the grower.
Certification requires at least two years of documented crop advising experience with grower references.
CCAs must pass two comprehensive exams covering nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management and crop management.
Certification standards require CCAs to earn 40 hours of continuing education units every two years. CCAs always have the latest information on new technology and industry developments.
CCAs must sign and adhere to a code of ethics, meaning they always focus on grower profitability while optimizing and protecting natural resources.
A trained professional can increase gross profit by as much as $25 per acre, depending on the crop and weather.
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