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ICCA Board Webinar Meeting. July 14, 2009. Agenda. 1. Update on India and Argentina 2. Update on ICCA and CPAg discussions 3. ANSI ISO accreditation 4. ICCA Continuing Education Committee 5. USDA - NRCS 6. October Board meeting 7. Reminders. India. PO’s have been finished

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agenda
Agenda
  • 1. Update on India and Argentina
  • 2. Update on ICCA and CPAg discussions
  • 3. ANSI ISO accreditation
  • 4. ICCA Continuing Education Committee
  • 5. USDA - NRCS
  • 6. October Board meeting
  • 7. Reminders
india
India
  • PO’s have been finished
  • The exam team will be starting the exam question writing, there will be one exam pilot tested in two states in June 2010
  • Program manager has been hired, IRRI
  • Looking for a partner for the business side
argentina
Argentina
  • Group is developing a proposal to conduct a market analysis
  • They felt this was the best approach to qualify the numbers
ansi iso
ANSI ISO
  • Outline review
icca cec
ICCA CEC
  • Met in June
  • 1. Self Study CEUs – refining guidelines for applications
    • Some concern that companies may be getting to close to “sales presentations” and becoming to internally focused
icca cec1
ICCA CEC
  • 2. CA CCA manure management specialty area
    • Approved in 2007 by ICCA Ex. Com. to develop
    • CA CCA board voted in spring of 2009 to go forward with it
    • Exam is being developed, Feb. 2010
    • Will have specific CEUs but will not increase the total of 40, add another category of 5 minimum
    • Will be available for other states to adopt once ready
icca cec2
ICCA CEC
  • 3. Self Reported CEUs
    • Committee reviewed the issue from the last board meeting
    • Will be updating the online reporting form
      • Description of the event – new
      • Attach the agenda – optional – new
      • The form already requests the following:
        • Name, number
        • CEU amt., category, instructor’s name
        • Title, date, location of the event
icca cec3
ICCA CEC
  • Self reporting CEUs: The CEC did not believe that new standards should be developed. They felt updating the reporting form would be sufficient to tighten up the process along with allowing a more flexible auditing time frame for the local boards.
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ICCA CEC
  • Educational Areas Document – released in 2003, will be updating it in time for the October meeting
usda nrcs
USDA - NRCS
  • Verbal commitment to adopt new approach for becoming a TSP
    • Sign performance criteria or do training, web site
  • Conservation Activity Plan (CAP)
    • Comprehensive approach, pilot testing, 16 tech categories, EQIP funded, TSP only
    • http://techreg.usda.gov/RptActivityPlans.aspx
  • Organic production certification specialty
october board meeting
October Board meeting
  • October 19 and 20, in Kansas City (finalizing the hotel contract)
  • August 19 - deadline to submit proposed agenda items
  • September 18 – deadline for ICCA office to send meeting materials and agenda to ICCA Board members
reminders
Reminders
  • 2010 budget – July 1
  • CCA of the year award – July 1
  • 2010 Renewal information – August 10
  • Articles for Crops and Soils magazine – Aug 15