WASHINGTON — The Fertilizer Institute has launched its 2014 4R Advocate Awards Program with a call for entries from retailers wishing to highlight the nutrient stewardship practices of their grower customers.
The 4R Advocate Award program, now in its third year, recognizes farmers who are protecting the environment, boosting profitability and benefiting society through nutrient stewardship practices based on the 4Rs — use of the right nutrient source at the right time, at the right rate and in the right place.
Farmers are nominated by their retail dealers, who are also recognized with 4R awards.
“The farmers honored in the 4R Advocate program know that environmental protection and economic prosperity are not mutually exclusive,” said Chris Jahn, the institute’s president.
In 2014, five winning growers, a spouse or companion, and their nominating retailers will be awarded an expense-paid trip to the Commodity Classic, Feb. 27-March 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
Entries for the 2014 awards are due Nov. 12. A nomination form and additional details are available at http://www.nutrientstewardship.com/4r-advocate. Winners will be announced in mid-December.
For more information, contact Lara Moody at 202-515-2721 or lmoody<\@>tfi.org.