Choosing a Crop Adviser

Partnering with Growers and Ranchers

What should you look for when choosing a crop adviser? As with any decision that affects your livelihood, you want your adviser to have a positive impact on your business and the environment. You want someone who can ensure that they will look out for your best interests. You want the most knowledgeable, well-rounded person for the job. So, the better question might be: How do you find the most qualified crop adviser?

Look for the title Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) and you've found the most qualified professional available. When partnering with a CCA, you can be sure you have a reliable and credible adviser because he/she has met standards set by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). These standards require CCAs to prove the possess the knowledge that's essential to advise you on cropping system practices. A Certified Crop Adviser must:


Working With You in All Areas

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 you planning partner, your CCA will focus on increasing your 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:


Certification is in Your Best Interest

Not only are CCAs qualified to help you, they are bound by a Code of Ethics to put your needs first. If you already work with crop advisers, ask if they're certified. If you're looking, make sure you choose a CCA. Partnering with a CCA simply makes good business sense. 

Go to Find a CCA to locate a CCA near you.


Text from "Qualified to Grow with You" brochure, produced by the American Society of Agronomy.