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Tina Lust named Ohio CCA of the YearTina Lust named Ohio CCA of the Year

She is the owner of Lust Seed Sales and Service in Marion, Ohio.

Jennifer Kiel

May 10, 2022

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Tina Lust receives the Ohio CCA of the Year Award from Ohio CCA Board Chairman Clint Nester
CCA OF THE YEAR: Tina Lust receives the Ohio CCA of the Year award from Ohio CCA Board chairman Clint Nester. Jennifer Kiel

Tina Lust of Marion, owner of Lust Seed Sales and Service — with more than 26 years of crop advising experience — was recently named the 2022 Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year.

As a seed agronomist, Lust focuses on providing her customers with ethically, environmentally and economically sound recommendations that keep farmers in business, says Clint Nester, the CCA board chairman who presented the award at the Ohio Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference.

The state award recognizes 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.

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

“Tina represents the very best of Ohio CCAs,” Nester said during the awards program. “Her dedication, not only to her own customers, but also to farmers throughout the state through her previous work on the Ohio CCA Board, is a shining example all certified crop advisers should strive to achieve. We are pleased to add her name to the list of CCAs of the Year.”

Lust previously served as a director and chairwoman of the Ohio CCA Board. During her years of service, she revamped the board’s organization, rejuvenated lapsed committees, represented the Ohio CCA Board on the Lake Erie Commission to reduce phosphorous losses, and served on the International CCA Board.

“In my mind, Tina is one of those well-rounded agronomists who gets the job done for their customer,” said Harold Watters of OSU Extension, who nominated Lust for the award. “I talk with Tina’s customers, and they tell me how much they appreciate her advice. She isn’t flashy or all that vocal about how she works, but she digs in and really helps her customers.”

Recent honorees include Thomas Puch, Heritage Cooperative; Wesley Haun, Tiger-Sul Products LLC; Don Boehm, Legacy Farmers Cooperative; John Fritz, The Andersons Inc.; and Timothy Berning, Precision Agri Services Inc. To view the full list of past award recipients, visit oaba.net/cca.

For more information about the Ohio CCA program, visit oaba.net/cca.

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Kiel

Editor, Michigan 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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