Randolph County Farm Bureau Member Named
Certified Crop Adviser of the Year
(Indianapolis) — Indiana Farm Bureau and the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Program named Jon Peacock, a member of Randolph County Farm Bureau, as the 2016 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser of the Year. The award recognizes an individual who has performed superior service in nutrient management, soil and water management, pest management and crop production.
“I feel quite honored to receive this award,” said Peacock. “My day-to-day focus has always been on providing the best possible service and advice to the people I work with. I appreciate Farm Bureau and the CCA program partnering to support this industry. Their recognition of my work was unexpected, but all the more humbling.”
Peacock was recognized by his peers for providing unbiased agronomic support to customers, a business model that has increased demand for his services over the years. As a farmer himself, Peacock brings a practical industry knowledge that helps him provide superior plot management, offering comparisons of genetics, traits, treatments and other agronomic practices.
"Farmers need partners they can trust who give scientifically sound advice,” said Justin Schneider, INFB’s director of state government relations. “With increasing farm size, complexity of management options and increasingly complex regulations, INFB foresees farmers relying more and more on the advice of specialists, especially CCAs.”
To be considered for the award, a CCA must be certified in Indiana and be nominated by a county Farm Bureau, an active Farm Bureau member, or by the employer of the CCA. Peacock was nominated by his employer, Dave Henderson, a member of Madison County Farm Bureau.“Farm Bureau is committed to recognizing those CCAs who embody the best set of skills needed to help farmers raise their crops most efficiently while minimizing impacts to the environment,” said Justin Schneider, “This award program increases awareness that farmers and their service people strive to do their best, making economically and environmentally sound cropping decisions.”