Certification: We give special thanks to several organizations who have been helpful in the development of the certification sections in this Edition.
The American Society of Agronomy's International Certified Crop Advisor (ASA/ICCA) program has strongly encouraged this "Certification Edition." Special thanks to Perry Peterson former Chairman of the Board for the ICCA for his encouragement and to Tom Hall and Luther Smith who worked to see that this "Certification Edition" contains all available accredited CEU courses.
The North West CCA program, managed by Far West Fertilizer and Chemical Association, has been a great help in promoting AgExplorer and AgWiki and encouraging its development to assist their members in meeting their CEU requirements. Scott McKinnie and Pete Fretwell caught a clear vision of how this tool can help their members. We appreciate their work and the establishment of a curriculum committee for approving future CEUs.
The National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC) has been helpful in accrediting the CEU courses for their members. In particular we would like to thank Allison Jones and the Board of Directors for their prompt approval and assistance in providing this material to their members.
The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) has assisted in our outreach to the farm management community. We appreciate the efforts of Nancy Hardiman to make these courses available to Accredited Farm Managers and Accredited Crop Consultants.
We thank the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for approving AgExplorer and AgWiki for their Pest Control Advisor (PCA) program. Muffett Wilkerson and Sandy Ratliff were very helpful in walking us through the approval process and the first self-study CEUs available to PCAs.
The National FFA program, and in particular Jim Armbruster, Director of Educational Materials, has been very helpful. Assistance from Bernie Staller, Chief Executive Officer and Jim Burnhardt helped us in providing AgExplorer and AgWiki to FFA advisers.