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Grower: Todd Welch
Retailer: Nick Sommers (Crop Production Services (CPS))
State: Indiana

Todd Welch, Lafayette, Ind., 2,300-acre corn, soybean, wheat and pork producer nominated by Crop Production Services, Indiana. Manure from Welch’s swine finishing facility is balanced with commercial fertilizer through the use of soil management zones, tissue sampling, enhanced fertilizers and split applications. Todd works with CPS’s Nick Sommers to maintain and grow the farming operation to preserve the history, heritage and promise of the future for the next generation.

What Nick says about the 4Rs:

“Along with ourcustomers, all of us at Crop Production Servicesview our role in fertilizer management to be justas vital as our farmers. A strong and responsiblefertilizer recommendation is proactive inproviding an environmentally sound future forour rural communities!”

What Todd says about the 4Rs:

“Our farming operation firmly believes that the proper use of organic and commercial fertilizer is not only vital to our operation, but also economical and environmentally friendly to our natural resources”.