Congratulations to Dr. Alex Lindsey as he was just named the Ohio Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) of the Year for 2023!
Dr. Lindsey is one of our Associate Professors specializing in Crop Ecophysiology and Agronomy. Since joining our faculty in 2015, he has focused on how crops interact with environmental factors to influence growth and yield. He also teaches three courses per year (one of which is a CCA preparation course) and serves as coordinating advisor for the Agronomy specialization of the Sustainable Plant Systems major. Dr. Lindsey is also an HCS alumni having received his PhD in Agronomy (2015) under Dr. Peter Thomison and has been a Certified Crop Advisor since 2009.
We were fortunate that Dr. Lindsey was able to share some insight into his experience as a CCA:
Tell us a bit about how you first became a CCA:
A. Lindsey: I became familiar with the CCA program when I graduated from my BS program, and I obtained it when working with Wilbur-Ellis before coming back to get my Masters degree.
What are your some of your favorite parts about being a CCA?
A. Lindsey: I enjoy going to the Continuing Education Units (CEUs) opportunities, and seeing former students that have their CCAs at the same events.
Speaking of former students, we saw Dr. Greg McGlinch (HCS alumni) nominated you for Ohio CCA of the Year - could you tell us a bit about how y’all met?
A. Lindsey: Greg and I got to know each other when he was completing his PhD at OSU, but now have the opportunity to serve together on the CCA Board. I have been impressed with his ingenuity in his operations, and he has become an excellent colleague to talk with about management practices and emerging issues in agronomy.
Any parting thoughts?
A. Lindsey: I appreciate having the opportunity to teach the CCA preparation course at OSU, and am glad to see the impact the CCA program is having on the industry and our newest professionals. I was honored to receive the award, and am looking forward to continuing to support the CCA program in the future!
You can check out the official press release from the Ohio Agribusiness Association (OABA) below: