Newswise — March 24, 2021 - Todd Steinacher of Ilinois is the 2021 International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year.

The International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award recognizes a Certified Crop Adviser who delivers exceptional customer service, is highly innovative, has shown that they are a leader in their field, and has contributed to the exchange of ideas and the transfer of agronomic knowledge within the agriculture industry.

Steinacher is an agronomist for AgriGold and provides agronomic support to farmers in west central and southwest Illinois. He was named the AgriGold Agronomist of the Year in 2018.

Steinacher is always seeking to learn and provide new knowledge for his customers and colleagues. He enjoys finding ways to simplify agronomic issues to everyone can understand the importance of research and data in making educated decisions.

He goes above and beyond to help his customers reach sound economic and environmentally beneficial decisions.

Steinacher currently serves on the Illinois CCA Board of Directors. He represented the CCA program while promoting the importance of agriculture research funding at the 2020 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Congressional Visits Day.

The 2021 ICCA of the Year Award recipient presentation will take place during a free webinar on March 24, 2021. Steinacher will also be recognized at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting.


Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), a program of the American Society of Agronomy, is a voluntary benchmark of professionalism. The CCA certification was established in 1992 to set and maintain the highest set of standards for knowledge, skill and conduct by which agronomy professionals are judged internationally. 

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