Save the Date: 2018 4R Summit Will Be Held June 11-12 in Des Moines
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2017 – Mark your calendars! The 2018 4R Summit will be held June 11-12 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. As the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program continues to grow, the Summit provides opportunities to learn more about the 4Rs and hear how stakeholders across the country are implementing the 4R principles.
Attendees will hear from speakers about in-field implementation of the 4R principles, agribusiness involvement, government- and non-governmental organization-supported initiatives, and details on projects funded through the 4R Research Fund. The agenda will feature concurrent breakout sessions, offering participants a choice of speakers and topics.
Registration will open in the spring of 2018 on The Fertilizer Institute website. A block of rooms will be available for attendees at the Embassy Suites when registration is open.
Fertilizer is a component of sustainable crop production systems, and the fertilizer industry recognizes the need to efficiently utilize these nutrients. The 4R philosophy is an innovative and science-based approach that offers enhanced environmental protection, increased production, increased farmer profitability, and improved sustainability. The concept is to use the right fertilizer source, at the right rate, at the right time, with the right placement.
To help address this challenge, TFI works with the International Plant Nutrition Institute, the International Fertilizer Industry Association, and the Fertilizer Canada to advance the 4R nutrient stewardship initiative.
The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is the leading voice of the nation’s fertilizer industry. Tracing its roots back to 1883, TFI’s membership includes fertilizer producers, wholesalers, retailers, and trading firms. TFI’s full-time staff, based in Washington, D.C., serves its members through legislative, educational, technical, economic information and public communication programs. Find more information about TFI online at TFI.org and follow us on Twitter at @Fertilizer_Inst. Learn more about TFI’s nutrient stewardship initiatives at nutrientstewardship.organd on Twitter at @4rnutrients.