VERONA, Wis. — AgSource Laboratories is proud to congratulate Chuck Bolte on being named the 2016 Wisconsin Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) of the Year. Bolte was officially presented with his CCA of the Year award on Tuesday, January 10, just prior to the Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic, held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. The Wisconsin CCA board has also nominated Chuck for the International CCA of the Year award for 2017.Chuck Bolte, left, receives the 2016 Wisconsin CCA of the Year award, presented by Jeff Osterhaus, Wisconsin CCA Board Chair. (Courtesy of AgSource)
Bolte, who is from Deerbrook, Wis., works as a nutrient management planner (NMP) and oversees the GPS and NMP staff at AgSource. He has maintained CCA status for the past 15 years.
“Chuck is an exceptional team member. He gives 110 % effort to the clients and farms that he works with and to AgSource,” notes Steve Peterson, AgSource Laboratories Vice President, Laboratory Services. “His efforts don’t go unnoticed by the clients.”
Bolte uses his extensive knowledge of nutrient applications and crop production to help growers maximize yield, while also protecting the environment. He’s continually challenging growers to improve and try new technologies. Bolte works with vegetable, dairy and cash grain farms throughout the state of Wisconsin. In addition, he oversees nine AgSource field staff, as well as mentoring and training younger staff members.
“I believe nutrient management is a critical component of any farm operation,” says Bolte. “My goal is to make sure growers really understand the document they receive and know how to use the information.”
When he’s not working, Bolte is active gardening, taking care of his orchard, hunting and fishing. He has a passion for mentoring youth in hunting and fishing, and in general sharing what the outdoors has to offer. Bolte is a Farm Bureau member as well as a member and long-time, active committee member of the Wisconsin Association of Professional Ag Consultants (WAPAC).
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