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December 16, 2019

Purdue Extension to host Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Indiana Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday (Dec. 17-18) at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The conference is co-hosted by Purdue’s Field Crop Extension Team and the Indiana (CCA) Board. The two-day program offers an opportunity for individuals seeking their certified crop adviser certificate to earn up to 16 credits.

The conference program offers between four and five sessions every hour. Twenty speakers from across the country will present at the event as will 15 Purdue Extension specialists from the College of Agriculture. Topics from hemp cultivation in the Midwest to modernizing drainage systems will be covered. A full schedule of the event can be viewed here:

“This is a great way to earn continuing education credits while networking with crop consultants and farmers,” Tony Vyn, a conference organizer and Purdue agronomy professor and cropping systems Extension specialist, said. “We will have several nationally recognized speakers and many experts from Purdue’s Extension program speaking about some of the most pressing regional issues in crop agriculture. Although there will be a look back at the super-challenging 2019 growing season, the main focus of this conference is to help build a stronger knowledge foundation for the 2020 crop season.”

For more information about this event or to register visit

Source: Tony Vyn, 765-496-3757,

Writer: Emma E Ambrose, 765-494-2406,

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