For Immediate Release
May 5, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Nominations for the Excellence in Crop Advising Award are now being accepted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and the Ohio Certified Crop Advising Program.
The Excellence in Crop Advising Award recognizes Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) who have preformed superior service for farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management and crop production. The purpose of the award is to increase awareness that farmers and their service people strive to make cropping decisions that are both economically and environmentally sound.
“With farms increasing in size and complexity, we foresee farmers relying more and more on the advice of Certified Crop Advisers,” said Larry Antosch, OFBF director of policy development and environmental research. “We established the state Excellence in Crop Advising Award in order to nurture this important link between farmers and CCAs.”
The winner will receive a plaque, recognition in publications and a $500 cash reward. The award will be presented to the CCA state winner at the Farm Science Review in London, Ohio in September. In addition, certificates will be provided to county offices that participate in the Excellence in Crop Advising Awards program to allow them to recognize state nominees from their county.
A nomination form and a description of the program can be found by visiting www.ofbf.org. To be eligible, nominees must hold a current Ohio CCA certification and be in good standing, and at least one nominator must be a Farm Bureau member. The deadline for nominations is June 25, 2010.
OFBF encourages nominations from County Farm Bureaus, Ohio State University Extension offices and Soil and Water offices.
CONTACT: Larry Antosch
PHONE: (614) 246-8264