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Certified Crop Advisor looking for next top agronomist

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Get your nominations in …  the International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Award is looking for the next outstanding individual in agronomy. Farmers and fellow agronomists are invited to nominate potential recipients for the ICCA Award, which recognizes exceptional customer service, innovation, leadership, and outstanding contribution within the agricultural industry. The ICCA of the Year Award celebrates a level of proficiency that belongs to an individual … not a company.

“This is a great opportunity for farmers and agronomists to nominate a Certified Crop Adviser who truly deserves recognition for not only their professional accomplishments and expertise, but also for their impact on the community and the people they help on a daily basis,” said Andy Knepp, Chair of ICCA Board.

Officials with the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program have announced that the winner of the organization’s most prestigious annual award will be recognized during the 2017 Commodity Classic held March 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas.

The recipient of the International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) of the Year Award will be highlighted the afternoon of Friday, March 3, during a CCA-sponsored Learning Center session entitled “Achieving Sustainability with a Certified Crop Adviser.” The award is traditionally presented at the American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting, but CCA officials have opted to also showcase the award at Commodity Classic this year and, it is hoped, in future years as well.

“Commodity Classic is the perfect venue for us to bring the ICCA award back to its roots,” Knepp said.  “It’s the farmers and fellow agronomists with whom these professionals work every day, so it only seems right to showcase the award on a stage surrounded by those individuals at America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused show.”

Nominations must be initiated no later than 4:00 p.m. Central on January 10, 2017, with complete nomination documentation due by 4:00 p.m. Central on January 17, 2017.  Nominations may be submitted at www.agronomy.org/awards.

 

 

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