The Kentucky CCA Board is responsible for administering the International Certified Crop Adviser Program in Kentucky, including developing state-specific performance objectives and the Kentucky CCA exam.


2013 Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar - December 3-4, 2013

The AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky (ABAK), the Agribusiness Council of Indiana (ACI), and the Kentucky CCA Program invite you to attend the 30th Annual Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar on December 3-4, 2013 at the French Lick Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana. The Kentuckiana Seminar has been organized by representatives from Purdue

University and the University of Kentucky, along with members of the ACI, ABAK and the Kentucky CCA Program. The seminar agenda can be accessed by clicking on the brochure on the left. (All times are EST)


In order to accommodate the needs of attendees, the Kentuckiana Seminar is divided into four different workshops. Attendees have the option of attending only the workshop(s)

they need to satisfy their CEU requirements. When registering, attendees should indicate which workshops they will be attending and pay the accompanying fee.


There are opportunities to earn CEUs for Certified Crop Advisers as well as Indiana and Kentucky pesticide credits. Approval is pending for Indiana and Kentucky pesticide credits as well as CCA CEUs. Individual sign-in sheets will be posted in each session on the day of the meeting.


Pre-registration is requested. Please send the registration form and payment to the ABAK office at 512 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601. You may fax in your form to the office

at (502) 875-1595 or register online by clicking on the link below.


Overnight accommodations can be made by contacting the French Lick Springs Hotel directly at (888) 936-9360. Room rates are $110/night for standard and double occupancy. Please mention that you are attending the Kentuckiana to receive the group rate.


Please consider joining us for this year’s Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Jay McCants at the ABAK Office at (502) 226-1122.

Kentuckiana Online Registration Link:


The 2014 Kentucky CCA Exam will be administered on February 7, 2014 in Bowling Green, KY.  The two-part exam will take place at the Sloan Convention Center, adjacent to the Holiday Inn University Plaza hotel beginning at 8:30 a.m.


The cost of the International portion of the CCA exam is $175 and the Kentucky exam costs an additional $75. Both portions of the exam must be passed in order to become a certified crop advisor.  Performance objectives are located at the bottom of this page.


Registrations will be accepted until December 6, 2013.  To register, click on the following link: 


For more information on becoming a CCA, visit  




International Certified Crop Adviser Program
The Certified Crop Adviser Program (CCA) is one of the professional certification programs offered by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). It is a voluntary program providing a base level of standard through testing and raising that standard through continuing education.

The program is administered locally by 37 state/regional/provincial boards called "Local Boards" throughout the United States and Canada.

Each CCA had to pass two exams (international and local) and submit credentials detailing their education, crop advising experience plus two references. They must sign and adhere to a code of ethics.

The exams cover four major competency areas: nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management and crop management. Continuing education must also fall into one of these four areas to be valid for CCA Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

To maintain the certification, the CCA must earn 40 hours of continuing education every two years. The program has averaged a 94% renewal rate.