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International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award

Award, Fellow, and Scholarship nominations initiated by April 09, 2013
Reference Letters and Final Nomination submission by April 17, 2013

The International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award is designed to recognize a certified crop adviser who delivers exceptional customer service, is highly innovative, has shown that they are a leader in their field, and has contributed substantially to the exchange of ideas and the transfer of agronomic knowledge within the agriculture industry. The award will be given on an annual basis at the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) Annual Meeting. The award consists of hotel and travel expenses for two to the ASA Annual Meeting, $2,000 honorarium, a commemorative plaque and a one-year membership in the American Society of Agronomy. The ICCA of the Year Award celebrates a level of proficiency that belongs to an individual and not to a company.


  1. A candidate for the ICCA of the Year Award must hold a current CCA certification.
  2. Nominees will be evaluated solely on the basis of the information provided in the nomination.
  3. Nominations for the ICCA of the Year Award should be made by local CCA Boards and their agents.
  4. Former recipients of the ICCA of the Year Award are not eligible.


The ICCA Executive Committee will screen all applicants and select the recipient.

Nominee Qualifications:

  1. ICCA Number
    Provide ICCA number (Character Limit: 6)
  2. Employer
    Provide the name of the employer or state "self-employed" (Character Limit: 200)
  3. Years of Crop Advising Experience
    Provide the number of years of crop advising experience. (Character Limit: 6)
  4. Crop Advising Work
    Describe the scale and scope of crop advising work being done (i.e. type of clientele, acres responsible, particular areas of focus of specialty. 20 Points (Character Limit: 1500)
  5. Skills or Initiatives
    What skills or initiatives has the nominee displayed in their crop advising career that sets them apart from their colleagues. 40 points (Character Limit: 6000)
  6. CCA Program Involvement
    List CCA program involvement, i.e. serving on committees or Board, organizing CCA events, promoting continuing education, promoting own designation or company involvement, etc. 25 points (Character Limit: 3000)
  7. Other Volunteer Service
    Describe other volunteer service within and outside the agriculture industry. 15 points (Character Limit: 1500)

Add References To Nomination

Provide contact information (name, full mailing address, phone, and email) for three individuals who will submit online reference letters.

Note: Monitor these three letters online under "Nominations" as you will need to log in and submit the completed nomination containing the three reference letters.

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