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Explore the ins and outs of the Certified Crop Advisor Education Program.

Those in Florida’s ag industry are committed to protecting the environment, no matter if it is water, land, air quality, or native ecosystems. The Certified Crop Advisor Education Program aims to assist agricultural and horticultural producers with best management practices that are beneficial both for an operation’s profitability and the environment.

The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) and Certified Professional Agronomist (CPA) programs of the American Society of Agronomy are the benchmarks of professionalism. The CCA certification was established in 1992 to provide a benchmark for practicing agronomy professionals in the United States and Canada.

Certification is the standard by which professionals are judged. The purpose of a certification program is to protect the public and the profession. It is a voluntary professional enhancement to a person’s career credentials. Farmers and employers prefer to work with Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) because CCAs have demonstrated they have the commitment, education, expertise, and experience to make a difference in a client’s business.

Who should be certified?
Any adviser/consultant that spends the majority of their time advising growers or farm managers/operators on agronomic practices and can meet the standards of the program.
Choose from three certifications that fit your career path.

  • Certified Crop Adviser
  • Certified Professional Agronomist
  • Certified Professional Soil Scientist/Classifier

The FFAA serves as the administrator of the Florida CCA program. For more details about the program as well as upcoming CEU classes, contact the FFAA at 863-686-4827

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