Nebraska Certified Crop Adviser Program

Operating a farm takes more than guesswork. It takes Sound Advice that only a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) can provide. Your farm is much more than a business – it’s your way of life. When it comes to putting your pest interest first, a CCA’s professional commitment and knowledge is the perfect beginning.

Working with a CCA means having an unbiased expert on your side – someone who can understand your needs, your problems and can come up with the right solution for your business.

CCAs are required to have years of experience working in specific geographical areas. This means your CCA understands why the challenges you face every day are different from the ones someone across the country encounters.

Have grower references plus either four years of documented post-high school crop advising or two years of documented advising experience with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Pass two rigorous comprehensive exams covering nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management and crop management.

Earn 40 hours of continuing education every two years. CCAs always have access to University and industry experts and the latest information on new technology and industry developments.

Sign and adhere to the CCA code –CCAs pledge to always focus on grower profitability while optimizing and protecting natural resources

Your CCA will use his/her qualifications to save you time and money by guiding you through environmental regulations and applying the latest technology to your farm business. As your planning partner, your CCA will focus on increasing you profitability while optimizing and protecting natural resources. He or she will help you develop a comprehensive program by providing sound environmental stewardship in the following areas:

Nutrient Management – A complete fertility program that incorporates all available nutrients,

Including manure

Integrated Pest Management – Innovative pest control and preemptive strategies that help maximize yield while protecting the environment

Water and Soil Management – Maintaining the balance between water conservation and optimal production by understanding the relationship between soil and water properties

Crop Management – Production of healthy, cost efficient and environmentally sound crops and livestock.

Find a Nebraska CCA new you!

Are you looking for a local agronomy, crop, and soils expert? Someone who has been certified as having knowledge and experience? Then you need a certified professional from one of the certification programs of the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America. Just CLICK HERE to start your search!