Dave Davies, Farmway field marketer, discusses agricultural inputs and technology available to producers at the 2013 MidAmerica Farm Expo in Salina.
Beloit, Kansas - Dave Davies of Farmway Coop, Inc. has recently been certified by the American Society of Agronomy as a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA). To attain this prestigious certification Davies passed both an International CCA Exam and the Kansas CCA Exam, worked for four years as a crop adviser, and provided documentation of professional competence.
As a Certified Crop Adviser, Davies has signed and agreed to uphold the CCA Code of Ethics. This means he will always focus on grower profitability while optimizing and protecting natural resources.
"Education is important and within agriculture I want to be able to give my customers the best advice possible," said Davies. "By getting my CCA, it shows that I am committed to the producers' success."
To maintain his CCA Certification, Davies must earn 40 hours of approved continuing education units (CEUs) every two years. CEUs must be divided between nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management, crop management, and professional development. Research scientists at land-grant universities provide much of this cutting edge training.
"Farmway encourages each of its agronomy team members to become CCA certified and we are proud to have Dave earn this great achievement," said Jeff Jensby, Farmway Chief Marketing Officer. Farmway has 11 CCA certified team members.
The Certified Crop Adviser Program is administered by the American Society of Agronomy in Madison, Wisconsin. Since 1993, only 13,500 men and women in the United States and Canada have earned and maintain their CCA designation.
CCAs are recognized by the by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) as eligible to register as Technical Service Providers (TSPs).They will provide assistance to farmers in protecting resources through conservation planning in soil and water, nutrient, crop, and pest management. CCAs are also recognized as Agricultural Experts by the USDA Risk Management Agency which administers the Federal crop insurance programs.
"I will continue to apply what I learn through various CEC courses and professional development seminars to stay relevant in the ever changing ag industry and to help my customers and Farmway's customers succeed," said Davies.
To learn more about the benefits of working with a Certified Crop Adviser contact Dave Davies at 785-427-6675 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davies joined the Farmway team in 2011 as a field marketer helping producers from Abilene to Lincoln. Davies resides near Talmage with his wife Lisa. They have one son and two daughters and two grandchildren.
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