ResponsibleAg for Ag Retailers

Cindy ZimmermanAgribusiness, ARA, Audio, Dealers, Fertilizer

Billy PirkleResponsibleAg Inc. is a non-profit organization founded this year to promote the public welfare by assisting agribusinesses as they seek to comply with federal environmental, health, safety and security rules regarding the safe handling and storage of fertilizer products.

Billy Pirkle of Crop Production Services was chosen as the first chair of the organization and he says one of their main goals is to create a stewardship program that offers credentialing of facilities. “The tool is actually a web portal that allows any participant to register into the program and we’re going to do outreach so that all ag inventory points are aware of the process,” he said in an interview at this week’s Agricultural Retailers Association Convention in New Orleans.

Pirkle says once a participant registers, an auditor will perform an assessment of their facility and once that is complete and any needed changes made, the facility will be certified.

Find out more at and in this interview: [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Interview with Billy Pickle, ResponsibleAg chair”]

2014 ARA Convention & Expo Photo Album