4R Nominations Due October 31

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Nutrient Management

4r-nutrient-stewardshipThe Fertilizer Institute deadline for the 4R Advocate program will be here soon.  Applications are being accepted until next Monday, October 31.  The program recognizes retailers and producers who are leading the way in 4R nutrient stewardship.

“Our desire is to see widespread adoption of the 4R principles by growers across the nation in an effort to improve productivity and lessen agriculture’s impact on the environment,” said Lara Moody, Senior Director of Stewardship and Sustainability at The Fertilizer Institute. “The grower-retailer 4R Advocate pairs are excellent champions for the program, helping us show on-the-ground benefits of implementing the 4Rs.”

Now in its sixth year, the 4R Advocate Program has recognized 25 agricultural producers and retailers, farming 131,225 acres in 15 states. These forward-thinking individuals serve as examples by championing sound nutrient stewardship.

Winners will be announced in mid- December.  They will receive an all-expense paid trip to Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, March 2-4, 2017 to be honored at the TFI awards banquet.  More information on the application process can be found on the 4R website.