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INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Farm Bureau and the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Program are seeking nominations for the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award. The award recognizes superior service in nutrient management, soil and water management, pest management and crop production.

The winner will be recognized at the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference on December 15-16 in Indianapolis. The state prize is $1,500 and eligibility for the National CCA Award of $1,000. The Indiana CCA board will also consider submission for the International CCA Award.

Any CCA certified in Indiana is eligible for the award. Nominations may come from a county Farm Bureau, an active Farm Bureau member or by the employer of the CCA. Other agricultural groups may nominate CCAs, but the county Farm Bureau president must sign the nomination form.

Farmers and their service people strive to make the best economically and environmentally sound cropping decisions. Increasing farm size, complex management options and more complex regulations mean farmers rely more on the advice of CCAs. The CCA award program increases awareness of that relationship.

Nomination materials and more information are available online at www.ifbstayinformed.org under the resources menu.

Indiana Farm Bureau must receive the nomination by November 20, 2015. Questions should be directed to Justin Schneider, 317-692-7835, or Quentin Rund, 800-387-1283.

Learn more at www.infarmbureau.org.

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