Virtual Certified Crop Adviser Training to be Offered July 1

Training to focus on Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and tile drainage

June 3, 2020, 10:09 am | Rebecca Vittetoe, Joshua Michel, Virgil Schmitt

Iowa State expert talks to farmers about water quality practices.CRAWFORDSVILLE, Iowa – Certified Crop Advisers, agribusiness professionals, independent crop consultants, farmers and other interested parties are invited to participate in the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm’s virtual CCA training being offered on July 1 from 8-11 a.m.  

“This virtual training is being offered in replace of the annual face-to-face CCA Training that is typically held at the Iowa State Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm,” said Rebecca Vittetoe, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “We are excited we can still offer this training in a virtual format.”  

This year’s CCA training has a special emphasis in the area of soil and water management and will feature the following topics:

  • Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: Progress and tools for scaling up practice and adoption with Jamie Benning, water quality program manager with ISU Extension and Outreach.
  • Tile Drainage: Reducing nitrogen fertilizer, increasing yield and implementing conservation practices with Mike Castellano, professor of agronomy at Iowa State. 

There is a $25 registration fee for the webinar, which will be offered via ZOOM, and pre-registration is required by midnight June 29. To register for the training, go to The link, password and instructions for joining will be emailed to participants after the registration is completed with payment and prior to the start of the session on July 1.

Participants may join through their web browser, mobile phone or tablet. Participants will need to download a free app prior to joining. Participants should join the webinar at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure connections and software is working correctly.

Certified Crop Advisers can earn 3.0 Soil and Water Management CEU’s by participating in this training.

For more information, questions or if you need assistance with registration please contact ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists Rebecca Vittetoe at 319-653-4811, or; Virgil Schmitt at 563-263-5701, or; or Josh Michel at 319-523-2371, or

[PHOTO] Iowa State expert talks to farmers about water quality practices

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