Kevin Beckard Wins 2022 Wisconsin CCA of the Year
Kevin Beckard, GPS-NMP Project Leader at AgSource, is the 2022 Wisconsin Certified Crop Adviser of the Year. The Wisconsin CCA of the Year award recognizes a member who has shown dedication and exceptional performance as an agronomist in Wisconsin.
Since 2009, Beckard has offered his expertise in nutrient management planning to AgSource clients, successfully combining sound agronomic recommendations with laboratory data to land at thoughtful management solutions. Annually he writes over 70 plans for farmers across Wisconsin. Of those, 22 are larger, more complex permitted operations.
Beckard is an incredible asset to all who have the pleasure of working with him. He has trained several new CCAs within AgSource and offers ongoing support to his team by answering complex questions. He can nearly recite the 590 and NR243 regulations and codes. His natural ability to break down the maze of regulations helps farmers obtain a better understanding.
Timothy Boerner, AgSource GPS-NMP Senior Technician, said in his recommendation letter for Beckard, “His wealth of knowledge is greatly appreciated by all who are lucky enough to cross agronomic paths with him. To me he is the one who most exemplifies what being a CCA is. I’m confident that the farmers he works with have gotten the most accurate and best crop advising possible.”
Throughout his 24 years as a CCA, Beckard has served as a nutrient management expert in the state serving on state committees for 590 and NR243 re-writes. He is also a past WI-CCA board member.
Congratulations from your AgSource family, Kevin, for being recognized with this outstanding achievement!
Read the entire announcement along with past winners here.