Should I Hire A CCA
Protect your business with a certified professional - one of the most powerful risk management tools available. Whether you are hiring a CCA to provide advice or as an employee, you can rest assured that CCAs have met the professional standards set by the American Society of Agronomy as part of the largest agriculturally oriented certification programs in North America.
CCAs have the technical knowledge you demand - they must pass exams and meet education and experience requirements. Equally as important, CCAs have the passion and commitment you deserve, plus they pledge to uphold the CCA Code Of Ethics. For quality assurance and peace of mind, only a CCA will do.
As a grower, you have a lot invested in your fields. Help protect your investment and business by consulting with a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA). CCA's are experienced and trained in field and crop management. They provide information and expertise on crop production, crop protection and natural resource management. A CCA is qualified to give advice on a multitude of farming issues:
- Field mapping, planning and documentation;
- Spring and fall soil bed management;
- Crop establishment: seeding rate and depth, safe rates of fertilizer, use of seed treatments;
- Fertility programs: method of application, types and amounts of fertilizer;
- Weed and pest identification, control solutions;
- Crop scouting;
- Post harvest management, such as grain and oilseed storage management;
- Nutrient planning;
- Cost of production analysis;
- General farm safety.
All CCA's must meet strict requirements for crop advising and pass examinations standardized by the Certified Crop Adviser program. In addition, CCA's abide by a strict code of ethics to ensure that you get honest, good advice.
Whether you are hiring a CCA to provide advice or as an employee, you can rest assured that CCA's have met the standards set by the American Society of Agronomy as part of the largest agriculturally oriented certification program in North America.
You can't control nature, but you can consult a CCA. By doing so, you'll be using one of the most powerful risk-management tools available in agriculture. Minimize your risks and protect your investment. Call your local CCA for advice you can trust.