Ohio Farmer

The award recognizes his impact on young agronomists and helping them to become certified crop advisers.

Jennifer Kiel, Editor, Michigan Farmer and Ohio Farmer

March 20, 2023

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Jason Hartschuh, vice chairman of the Ohio CCA Board (right), presents Dr. Alex Lindsey with the 2023 Ohio Ce
CCA OF THE YEAR: Jason Hartschuh (right), vice chairman of the Ohio CCA board, presents Alex Lindsey with the 2023 Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award. Jennifer Kiel

Cited for his tremendous impact by nurturing young agronomists into becoming certified crop advisers through applied and scenario-based agronomic teaching methods for many years, Alex Lindsey was recently recognized as the 2023 Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year.

The assistant professor of agronomy in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at Ohio State University was awarded March 14 during the Ohio Tillage and Technology Conference in Ada.

“His passion for the agricultural industry was further demonstrated in 2020 when he worked diligently in providing practical agronomic education to agronomy students at OSU, as well as agronomic educational videos for Ohio farmers that included agronomic, economic and environmental best practices for Ohio farmland,” said Jason Hartschuh, vice chairman of the Ohio CCA board.

There are more than 560 CCAs in Ohio, and the occasion marked the 29th year of the program.

Since 2003, the Ohio CCA program has awarded an Adviser of the Year award, designed to recognize an individual who is highly motivated; delivers exceptional customer service for farmer-clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management, and crop production; and has contributed substantially to the exchange of ideas and the transfer of agronomic knowledge within the agricultural industry in Ohio.

“Dr. Alex Lindsey is a mentor, educator, researcher and leader. His participation and input on the Ohio CCA program board is also appreciated,” Hartschuh added.

Lindsey was presented with a plaque and a $1,500 cash award, courtesy of the Ohio Association Independent Crop Consultants, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, and Nutrien.

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Kiel

Editor, Michigan Farmer and Ohio Farmer

While Jennifer is not a farmer and did not grow up on a farm, "I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone with more appreciation for the people who grow our food and fiber, live the lifestyles and practice the morals that bind many farm families," she says.

Before taking over as editor of Michigan Farmer in 2003, she served three years as the manager of communications and development for the American Farmland Trust Central Great Lakes Regional Office in Michigan and as director of communications with Michigan Agri-Business Association. Previously, she was the communications manager at Michigan Farm Bureau's state headquarters. She also lists 10 years of experience at six different daily and weekly Michigan newspapers on her impressive resume.

Jennifer lives in St. Johns with her two daughters, Elizabeth, 19, and Emily 16.

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