A two day seminar has provided the opportunity to deliver
plant and soil science information to enhance participates' success when taking
the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) exam.
The seminar was designed to help students understand the principles
necessary to become a certified crop adviser and to assist in preparation for
the international and tri-state exams.
It was not a crash course that covered all specific information
necessary to pass the CCA exam. However,
it has provided better direction for independent study. The seminar content focused on the four
competency areas of Nutrient Management, Soil and Water Management, Integrated
Pest Management, and Crop Management.
Within each competency area many of the International and Tri-State
Performance Objectives were addressed.
Information was delivered in a two-day format such that one-half day was
devoted to each competency area. Student
interaction has been critical to success of the program; therefore, multiple
methods of presentation have been employed including lecture, question/answer,
and “hands-on”. Each seminar has been
scheduled three weeks prior to the exam date.
Participation has included students from