the purdue dtc difference
tailor made training & educational experiences for your organization
We partner with organizations to create educational experiences that are not only engaging and relevant, but also 100% tailored to suit your company's needs.
Established in 1985, the DTC was designed to provide informative topics in a "real world" environment, where agriculturists can sharpen their crop problem troubleshooting skills and evaluate new and alternative management strategies.
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS
The DTC offers continuing education points in (2) categories:
- Indiana CCH's
- The CCH system is a program of continuing certification designed to encourage certified applicators to stay abreast of changes pertinent to their work - and to increase professional competency - while earning the privilege of automatic renewal following the five-year certification period. By utilizing this system, applicators maintain a continuous learning pattern whereby their knowledge is expanded.
- Categories, Required CCH's, and Descriptions
- Certified Crop Adviser CEU's
- CCA's must participate in 40 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEU) every two years to maintain your certification. One CEU is equal to one hour that is relevant to the Continuing Education Standards.
- CEU's are available in the following categories: Crop Management, Nutrient Management, Pest Management, Soil & Water, and Professional Development
Topics covered will determine the categories and hours awarded.
*CEUs offered are applicable only to the ASA/CCA Continuing Education Program.
Use the link below to explore a list of potential training topics. Our Purdue Extension team can create specialized training around practically any agricultural related subject. In fact, it's what we do best.
Our Purdue Extension Specialists are housed in various departments on the West Lafayette campus including: Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Ag & Biological Engineering, Botany & Plant Pathology, and Entomology.
OUR FARM & Facility
The Agronomy Farm was established in 1949 as the campus-based field research station for agronomic crops and soils research for the agronomy department and other departments working on field crops. This facility is now the Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE). It is utilized by over 50 researchers from eight departments, conducting approximately 180 research projects. This 1,600 acre farm facility is located seven miles northwest of campus. The Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center was opened in 2016 to experiment with new ways to collect plant trait data and automate seed processing. A farm manager and three technicians are employed full-time with seasonal and student labor as needed.
The Beck Agricultural Center opened in 2007, and is an ideal location for hosting educational and agricultural related events, training sessions and board meetings. The facility has five distinct meeting areas, plenty of free, on-site parking, and is located five miles northwest of the Purdue University campus.