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.


2016 Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar

The dates for this year’s Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar are November 29-30, 2016 and this year’s meeting will once again be held at the French Lick Hotel in French Lick, Indiana. The Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar is provided by the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky, the Agribusiness Council of Indiana, and the Kentucky Certified Crop Adviser Program, in cooperation with the University of Kentucky’s and Purdue University’s colleges of agriculture. For over 30 years the Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar has been a great source of information and education for crop consultants, pesticide applicators, university and government personnel, and others who work in the field of agriculture. Check out the agenda below to view our great line up of speakers and learn more about opportunities to earn continuing education credits at this conference.

Click HERE to view the agenda.

Click HERE to register online.

Click HERE to download a registration form.


Kentuckiana Group Room Rate $119/night.

Room block cut-off is November 7, 2016.

Call for room reservations: 888-936-9360 or 812-936-9300. Online room reservations can be made by clicking HERE.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits for this conference have been requested but have not yet been approved. The final number of credits approved may vary from the information listed. Check the ABAK website for final approved credits:

Credits Requested 

CCA Credits:  PM-6 ; CM-3 ; SW-2 ; NM-5 

KY Applicator CEU:  General-3; Categories (1A, 10, 12, 14)-5; Category (1B)-1

IN Applicator CCH:  Category (1)-13; (RT)-6; (11)-2; (14)-5; (7D)-1