Kyle Ross Named Certified Professional Agronomist by American Society of Agronomy
Stine Seed Company Regional Sales Agronomist Kyle Ross, from Lagro, Ind., has been named a Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg) by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA).
To become a CPAg, an agronomist must meet ASA’s standards for knowledge, skills and conduct; pass a comprehensive written exam covering crop, integrated pest, nutrient, and soil and water management; obtain a bachelor’s degree in agronomy; complete at least five years of work-related experience; provide five professional references who can testify about the individual’s advanced knowledge of commercial crops — including corn, soybeans, tobacco and wheat — and sign a code of ethics.
"The American Society of Agronomy is a great organization that has immensely contributed to what the American farmer is today,” says Ross. “By having a CPAg designation, I feel that growers will be more confident that they are receiving sound agronomic, economical and ethical recommendations for their farming operation."
Stine Agronomy Director Brian Hartman says Ross’s CPAg credentials prove that he has a solid understanding of the challenges growers face today, which enables him to provide exceptional service to Stine’s customers.
“Ross works closely with growers to accurately identify crop damage so he can help them eliminate problems, create a custom production plan to prevent problems from reoccurring in the future and improve their long-term profitability,” says Hartman. “Kyle is an excellent agronomy resource for all of Stine’s customers.”
Ross joined Stine Seed Company in 2006. He received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics from Purdue University, and he currently serves growers in southern Illinois, southern Indiana and Kentucky.