Jessica Spears, senior scientist at BIO-CAT Microbials, recently obtained certification as a Certified Crop Advisor Candidate. During the fall of 2014, she took a course called “Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy” to further her knowledge in crop and soil health. The course covered topics including soil and water management, crop management, nutrient management and pest management which allowed Ms. Spears to gain more insight to improve the BIOSTART® product line and positioned her to answer customers’ agricultural questions effectively. She continued her studies and passed the International Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) exam. Because her role at BIO-CAT Microbials is in the lab and not in the field with farmers, she decided not to pursue the CCA further. Ms. Spears said, “what I learned has been invaluable as BIO-CAT Microbials grows in the crop agriculture market”.