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Meet Jeff Polenske: 2015 ICCA of the Year

"If the neighbors aren't talking about it, we must be doing something wrong."... | Read More


Meet ICCA of the Year, John Heard: Scientist, educator, humorist

Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Pat Lynch was the first mentor to John Heard, winner of 2014’s International CCA of the Year Award. Pat worked with Heard’s father, Dick, and helped get... | Read More


Feeding the World: Profile of a World Food Prize Winner

It has been said that plant breeding is both a science and an art. If that is the case, those who know and have worked with ASA and CSSA Fellow Sanjaya Rajaram see him as both a persistent, hard-... | Read More


B.B. Singh's quest to make cowpea the food legume of the 21st century

In 1944, the year Bir Bahadur (B.B.) Singh was born in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, Indian agriculture was in shambles. During nearly 200 years of British rule, the country’s... | Read More


Working internationally: Advice for students from Jim Muir

Jim Muir was born in Angola, in southwest Africa. His parents were American missionaries, and he spent his youth in Angola, Portugal, Kenya, and Grand Rapids, MI (his mother’s hometown). He... | Read More


Citrus specialist is 2013 ICCA of the Year

Citrus specialist is 2013 ICCA of the Year When most people think about Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs), they probably think of professionals who advise farmers on growing crops like corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat. However, in Highlands...| Read More


Meet Amy Asmus

The path Iowa native Amy Asmus took through the field of agronomy is unlike many of her fellow CCAs. She didn’t grow up on a farm and she didn’t get a degree related to the farming... | Read More