The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Program was established in 1992 to provide a benchmark of professionalism for practicing agronomy professionals. It is a voluntary professional enhancement to a person’s career credentials. CCAs have demonstrated they have the commitment, education, expertise, and experience to assist farmers in meeting economic and environmental goals. In 2016, Wisconsin added 27 new CCA’s to bring the overall total to more than 650 members.
Items Supported by Wisconsin CCA Member Dues in 2016
- CCA Judging Competition Sponsorship. Six college and tech school student organizations received sponsorship money to attend national judging contests for more than 40 students.
- CCA Summer Internship. Provided work experience for one student at a University of Wisconsin Ag Research Station.
- CCA Exam Scholarships. A total of 21 college and tech school students received scholarships to partially offset the cost of taking the CCA exam.
2016 Wisconsin CCA Board Happenings
- Establishment of CCA Exam Committee. A six member committee was established to set exam standards and evaluate questions.
- Named Chuck Bolte from Agsource as CCA of the Year.
- Recognized CCA’s achieving their 20 year anniversary.
- Updated website to add study materials for potential CCA applicants.