Anderson, a western Kentucky native, was recently recognized as the 2016
Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) of the year.
Kentucky Certified Crop Advisers (KyCCA) Board of Directors kicked off an
initiative to honor a CCA for their service to agriculture in the Commonwealth.
Winning the award came with special recognition at the annual Commodity
Conference, a plaque and a $1,000 cash prize from KyCCA and NK/Syngenta Seeds.
has more than 45 years of service in the agriculture industry advising farmers
across western Kentucky. Numerous producers nominated Philip and noted that
their farming operation successes came with the help of his crop advising
earned a bachelor of science from Austin Peay University and then served 6 years
with the National Guard. His agriculture career began with spreading fertilizer
for Southern States in 1971. Four years later, he was promoted to store
manager, a position that he held for the next 7 years.
his abilities, a competitor across town hired Anderson as their field sales
agronomist for the next 10 years. Philip returned to Southern States and
remained until accepting his current position in 2011 at Stanley Crop
few of the many awards Philip has won over his career include Field Consultant
of the Year from No-Till Farmer magazine, Southern States Field Associate of
the Year and the Owensboro Rural Life Committee's Lifetime Achievement Award.
KyCCA board is pleased to recognize Philip Anderson as the inaugural winner for
the CCA of the year. The board looks forward to promoting the program across
the state in 2017.