February 12, 8am–2pmWhere
Holiday Inn Fort Wayne, Indiana – IPFW Coliseum 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825
The Nutrient Stewardship Council will host a complimentary “4R Farming 4 Sustainability” educational workshop Feb. 12 in Fort Wayne, Ind., providing farmers and agricultural retailers updates, perspectives and information on the 4Rs and 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification.
The voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off fields, which has contributed to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, such as the one responsible for the shutdown of Toledo’s water supply in early August 2014.
The workshop agenda includes:
- An overview of the certification program and its relevancy/legislative connection, provided by Nutrient Stewardship Council representatives and certification program administrators.
- Perspectives about the program and the 4Rs, shared by panels of growers from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, and representatives from facilities that have become certified through the program within the first two years of its existence.
- Updates on related research and certification program requirements from industry professionals and consultants.
Rick McLellan, senior vice president – commercial division, of The Mosaic Company will be the featured keynote speaker.
The 4R Nutrient Stewardship concept provides proven best practices for nutrient application by using the Right Source of Nutrients at the Right Rate and Right Time in the Right Place.
Continental breakfast and lunch is included with complimentary registration. For more information and to register for the event, visit Ohio AgriBusiness Association, email [email protected] or call 614-326-7520 ext. 1.