National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC), founded in 1978, is the national society of agricultural professionals who provide research and advisory services to clients for a fee. The 500+ members work from bases in 40 states and several foreign countries, and have expertise in the production of most crops grown around the world. The Alliance is comprised of several kinds of members.
Independent crop consultants provide a full range of services to growers in integrated crop and farm management programs, working directly with farmers on a daily basis, advising them in areas such as watershed management, integrated pest management, animal waste management, global information systems technology, and research trials. The primary mission of these professionals is implementing scientific and technological advances to enhance evironmental sustainability and profitability on clients’ farms.