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CCA Career Profiles

5/8/2017


You might need a doctor for your physical aches and pains. But what about your soils and crops? The 2017 International Crop Adviser (CCA) of the Year, Lee Briese, has a few thoughts. And...

2/1/2017

 

Dale Cowan starts his day like many in agriculture, looking for signs of changing weather. But Cowan isn’t looking to the skies. He is consulting a weather station network of...

10/19/2016

“If the neighbors aren’t talking about it, we must be doing something wrong.” ...

12/18/2014

Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Pat Lynch was the first mentor to John Heard, winner of 2014’s International CCA of the Year Award. Pat worked with Heard’s father, Dick, and helped get...

1/15/2014

Growing up in Carrolton, MO, Steve Cromley always knew he wanted to work in agriculture. “I grew up on a row crop farm and always enjoyed science in school. Choosing to pursue a degree in...

11/15/2013

When most people think about Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs), they probably think of professionals who advise farmers on growing crops like corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat. However, in Highlands...

5/12/2013

Growing up on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Lafayette, LA, Earl Garber learned the same skills all farm kids do: How to milk cows and grow corn for silage, how to cultivate pasture grass and...

2/18/2013

In 1994, Allan Romander became one of the first Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) in California, and he has diligently maintained his certification ever since. But for many years, he admits, that...

7/14/2012

In the spring of 1994, Mike Wilson nervously sat down between two Ph.D.s in an Indianapolis convention center. “These two geniuses are sitting on each side of me, and I finished the exam 30...

5/14/2012

Adversity is a theme all too common in the world of farming. Growers are constantly faced with difficult challenges and must adapt to harsh Mother Nature. The Inland Pacific Northwest area is no...