North Wellington Co-operative Services Inc.

North Wellington Co-operative Services Inc.

April 27, 2011 12:00 ET

Certified Crop Specialist Credentials Earned by Local Agribusiness Professionals

HARRISTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 27, 2011) - Brent Troyer, FS Crop Specialist with North Wellington Co-operative Services in Harriston has successfully completed the requirements necessary to hold credentials as a Certified Crop Specialist (CCS) in the FS System of Member Co-operatives. This prestigious achievement is the next level up in Troyer's extensive agricultural training. Brent already holds the designation of a certified crop advisor in Ontario.

The Certified Crop Specialist accreditation recognizes crop advisors for their production expertise, says Kelly Boyle, general manager of North Wellington Co-operative Services. "These credentials prove a CCS's ability to put his or her training to work in finding solutions that help producers optimize agronomic results, economic return and environmental stewardship," explained Boyle.

To earn the original title of Certified Crop Specialist, Troyer was required to successfully complete a series of comprehensive written and verbal exams designed to establish base standards of knowledge on the topics of nutrient management practices, integrated pest management, soil erosion and water quality. Among the skill sets assessed were technical knowledge; the ability to discover, identify and analyze yield-limiting factors from a grower's field records; identify common pest problems and recommend economic treatment measures; discuss and analyze the economic aspects of crop production; and understand the need-identification process.

North Wellington Co-operative Services Inc. is a farmer-owned co-operative that provides more than 4,000 members and rural customers with quality products and services in feed, agronomy, energy and retail consumer needs such as hardware, pet supplies, work wear and lawn & garden expertise at four locations in Harriston, Hanover, Mount Forest and Durham. North Wellington Co-op is a member-owner of GROWMARK, Inc. and markets products and services under the FS brand.

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  • North Wellington Co-operative Services Inc.
    Kelly Boyle
    General Manager