Orvin Bontrager
Orvin Bontrager has worked for Servi-Tech, Inc. for 33 years as a crop specialist, division manager and now as education director. Since 1984 he has worked in Aurora, NE and is responsible for consulting on 15,000 crop acres, supervising education and training programs for Servi-Tech crop service personnel, and managing several research projects.
Orvin has CCA, CPAg, and CPCC-I certifications and a voting member of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants.

Orvin was raised on a small-diversified farm in south central Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. and from Texas A&M University with a M.S. degree in range science/weed science.

He and his wife, Linda, have been married for 35 years and have three children, Mona, Kim and Austin and two grandsons.

In his spare time, Orvin enjoys volunteering at his local church, and spending time camping, hiking and biking with his family.
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March 24, 2011 - NAICC Crawfish Boil on the Hill

Last week I was able to attend the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultant’s annual Crawfish Boil on the Hill at the Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Well over 300-350 attended the event along with 6 Congressman. USDA, EPA, and other friends and acquaintances of NAICC from the Washington area attended along with numerous House and Senate staffers.

The event is strictly a social event to allow decision makers to become a little more familiar with NAICC and the services our members provide to the agricultural community. Excellent food prepared on the spot is a major draw for the event.

Earlier in the day, numerous visits were made by the NAICC board and other members of the government affairs committee. Visits were made to individual Congressman and Senators along with their staff, USDA, EPA, National Corn Growers Association, and Ag Retailers Association personnel.

A bill in the House subcommittee to allow agricultural producers from having to adhere to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations was discussed extensively with the appropriate personnel.

Pictured below are some of the participants in the Crawfish Boil on the Hill event.


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