UW IPM Program
Please join the WI CCA Board in welcoming Chuck Bolte as the 2016 Wisconsin CCA of the Year! Chuck is currently working for AgSource Laboratories, Bonduel, WI and has over 20 years of agricultural work experience. Including 15 years of CCA status from Minnesota or Wisconsin. He also holds the 4R NPM specialty certification.
Chuck’s background includes internships with Pest Pro’s and Jefferson County Land Conservation, a degree from UW Stevens Point which led to fulltime employment at the Richland County Land Conservation Office. A one-year tour of duty in Iraq ended with a job switch to the Frito Lay Research Station at Rhinelander, WI where he was involved with several areas of research including potato breeding and field trials for chipping potential. Chuck has work for AgSource since 1996 and is currently the manager for the precision agriculture and nutrient management division.
In addition to his normal workload which includes, but certainly not limited to, nutrient management, cover crops and the use of aerial imagery to plan management zones and to write VRT recs for lime and potash, he has been actively involved with writing grants and working with farmer led watershed projects.
Chuck’s volunteer service includes the Langlade County Breakfast on the Farm, Women in the Outdoors, mentoring youth hunts, high school career day speaker, membership and committee service with the Wisconsin Association of Professional Agricultural Consultants and a Farm Bureau Member.
Many thanks to Steve Peterson for initiating Chuck’s nomination as well as Bill Page, Tim Boerner, Mary Fronek and Paul Sturgis for their letters of support.