The Fertilizer Institute continues advocating 4R Nutrient Stewardship

The Fertilizer Institute has five new grower/crop advisor pairs being recognized as 4R Advocates.

Since 2012, the 4R (Right source, Right rate, Right time, Right place) Advocate Program has recognized 90 ag producers and retailers representing over 215,000 acres in 22 states. The individuals are recognized for their forward-thinking and nutrient stewardship practices.

At Commodity Classic, Brownfield sat down with Corey Rosenbusch, the new CEO of The Fertilizer Institute, as well as two of the 2020 4R Advocates to talk about the program, practices implemented on their farms and how those practices are improving their both their bottom line and the quality of their land.

This year’s advocates are:

  • John Hundley and Eric Hopkins of Hundley farms and Tim Stein of Wedgeworth’s Inc. in Belle Glade, Florida.
  • Brian Ryberg of Ryberg Farms and Mike Welter of Central Region Cooperative in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.
  • Jeff O’Bannon of Morgan-O’Bannon Family Farm and Todd Ragsdale of Nutrien Ag Solutions in Madison, Missouri.
  • Mike Kurek of Delta Pennsylvania and Tim Hushon of The Mill in Red Lion, Pennsylvania.
  • Jeremy Brown of Broadview Agriculture Inc. in Lubbock, Texas and Taylor Allison of Eco-Drip Irrigation in Abernathy, Texas.

CEO Corey Rosenbusch talks about the 4R Stewardship Program and data they have been able to gather over 9 years.

Interview with Missouri farmer Jeff O’Bannon
Interview with Minnesota Farmer Brian Ryberg

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