Thom Weir, senior agronomist with Farmers Edge, was recently elected Vice Chair of the International Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Board.
“It is humbling to be selected by a group of such highly respected industry-leading peers,” says Weir. “The CCA play a key role in implementing agronomically and environmentally sound nutrient, crop, pest, soil and environmental management plans, and I am proud to be a part of this leadership for global agriculture.”
The CCA program operates throughout the U.S., Mexico and most regions in Canada. Coordinated by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), the CCA is administered at the local level by state or regional boards.
Weir has been a member of CCA since 1996. In that time, he has served on the Prairie Provinces Board and represented Western Canada on the International CCA Board. In addition to his new duties with CCA, Weir will continue his work as an agronomist with Farmers Edge, where he leads agronomic solutions for highly productive crops, resulting in healthy bottom lines and back-to-back years of sustainable growth for the company’s farm clients.
During his tenure as Vice Chair, Weir will work toward raising the profile of CCA certification – the high standard of agricultural expertise and business ethics it represents, as well as the value it brings to growers and agribusinesses – among national and international industry stakeholders.
“I also hope to build recognition for the CCA and our work, as well as establish the CCA as a direct resource for government when it has questions pertaining to agriculture,” says Weir. He hopes to achieve this goal during an upcoming two-day congressional visit in Washington where he, along with other CCA and ASA board members, will meet with key stakeholders, as well as the US Senate.
“We are proud to have such a respected, passionate and knowledgeable leader for agriculture on our team,” says Farmers Edge Founder and CEO, Wade Barnes. “At the heart of how we work with our growers is a deep respect and passion for agriculture. Thom exemplifies this and provides insights and expertise that support the success of our farm clients. We know he will be a strong ambassador for global agriculture through his election to the CCA Board.”