California crop advisers have the opportunity to register for the Aug. 2, 2013 Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam until June 24, 2013.  The exam will be given in Sacramento, Salinas, Tulare and Ventura.  Review sessions will be held in Sacramento and Fresno prior to the exam.         

The International and California CCA program are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the program.  The CCA certification program was established in 1992 in response to an increased need for agronomic expertise to address environmental concerns and the first testing for the certification began in 1993.  California was one of the initial states to adopt the program and there are now over 700 active CCAs in the state and the program continues to grow.

“CCAs are playing an important role in helping growers comply with nutrient management plans that are being required by the Central Valley and Central Coast Regional Water Quality Boards.  The regional water boards in some cases will require that such plans be certified by a professional such as a CCA”, said California CCA Chairman Dr. Sebastian Braum, Intrepid Potash.   The California CCA program is also working the California Department of Food and Agriculture to insure CCAs are knowledgeable about existing and future regulatory programs. 

Exam applications are available by going to https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/exams/registration/materials.  More information on the California CCA program is at www.cacca.org.  Information on two day exam prep workshops in Sacramento on June 6–7 and Fresno on July 10 -11 can be found at www.capcaed.com.  Also you can contact Steve Beckley at (916)539-4107 or sbeckley@aol.com for more information. The California CCA Program is also on Facebook.

 

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