COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Program is honored to announce Wesley Haun of West Liberty, Ohio as the 2020 CCA of the Year.
Haun is the senior agronomist at Tiger-Sul Products, LLC. With more than 32 years of crop advising experience and service, he was one of the earliest Certified Crop Advisers. Haun is responsible for developing nutrient management plans and managing harvest data, as well as conducting, supervising, and managing on-farm soil fertility research across various areas of the United States of America and western provinces of Canada.
“Wesley has the ability to translate technical information into layman’s terms to enhance farmers’ ability to comprehend,” said Michael Dennerlein, who nominated Haun for the award. “His conservative approach to advising CCAs and farmers has served him well as evidenced by his growth from retail to international crop advising.”
According to his nominator, Haun has become a “train the trainer” CCA. He delivers crop production information with emphasis on soil fertility and plant nutrition via dealer meetings, state association meetings and seminars, as well as occasional individual farmer discussions. Haun is frequently asked to share his wealth of knowledge at international conferences and on research trips abroad.
“Wesley represents the very best of Ohio CCAs,” said Logan Haake, chairman of the Ohio CCA board. “Throughout his years of service, Wesley has shown outstanding commitment
to improving crop production practices across the world. We are proud to add his name to the list of CCAs of the Year.”
Sponsored by the Ohio CCA Program, the state award recognizes an individual who is highly motivated, delivers exceptional customer service for farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management, and crop production, and has contributed substantially to the exchange of ideas and the transfer of agronomic knowledge within the agricultural industry in Ohio.
Haun was recognized at the 2020 Conservation Tillage Conference on March 3 in Ada, Ohio. He received a plaque and a $1500 cash award, courtesy of the Ohio Association of Independent Crop Consultants, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Nutrien.
Recent honorees include: Don Boehm, Legacy Farmers Cooperative; John Fritz, The Andersons, Inc.; Timothy Berning, Precision Agri Services, Inc.; and Matthew VanTillburg, VanTillburg Farms. To view the full list of past award recipients, visit oaba.net/cca_award.
For more information about the Ohio CCA Program, visit oaba.net/cca.
— Ohio AgriBusiness Association
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