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.


2017 Kentucky Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award
(Winner to be nominated for ICCA of the Year Award)

The Kentucky Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Program is sponsoring one state award titled Kentucky Certified Crop Adviser of the Year“. The award program is designed to recognize an individual who is highly motivated, delivers exceptional customer service for farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management and crop production, and has contributed substantially to the exchange of ideas and the transfer of agronomic knowledge within the agricultural industry in Kentucky.




The purpose of this award is to increase the awareness that both farmers and their service people strive to do their best in making cropping decisions that are economically and environmentally sound. A CCA must meet the standards set by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and maintain the certification through continuing education. They also sign a code of ethics pledging to do their best and operate in the best interests of their client. Together, a farmer and a CCA, make a team that is working to manage an economically viable business while practicing responsible stewardship. This is a win/win approach for both farmers and CCAs.




1. Nominee must hold a current Kentucky CCA certification and be in good standing.

2. Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided in the nomination, and for the Finalists, from participation in a potential interview.

3. Individual must be nominated.

4. Resubmissions of previous nominations acceptable as long as they are on current nomination form.


Nomination Process

The Kentucky CCA Board will notify the farm press, County Farm Bureaus, County UK Cooperative Extension offices and other appropriate agriculture groups of the request for nominations.

  1. Nominations are to be submitted to the Kentucky CCA Board by November 15, 2016.
  2. The Kentucky CCA Board Selection Committee will review the nominations and select the top three candidates.
  3. The top three candidates may be asked to participate in an interview conference call. The selection committee will then select the winner.
  4. The state winner will be notified by January 1.




The Kentucky Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award will be presented at the 2017 Commodity Conference on January 15 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The state award includes a plaque, recognition in industry publications, and a $1000 cash award from the agronomic industry. Must be present to win the cash prize.


Send Nomination forms to: Kentucky CCA Board c/o Kentucky AgriBusiness Association, 512 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601. Tel: 502-226-1122. Email:

Download the nomination form by clicking HERE.