Attend 4R Technology Reviews for Exclusive Access to Nutrient Stewardship Tools

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July 18, 2017

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2017 - Grow your nutrient stewardship expertise and stand out as a leader in environmental sustainability by attending a 4R Technology Review event. These field days, sponsored by The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), The Mosaic Company, Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) and the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Council, offer attendees exclusive access to experts, information and tools to grow farm sustainability through 4R nutrient stewardship practices.

“4R Technology Reviews are great opportunities to hear the latest information on maximizing crop uptake of nutrients, while minimizing nutrient loss to achieve long-term benefits,” said Lara Moody, TFI vice president of stewardship and sustainability.

Each event is customized by state to showcase local research and retailers. Attendees can expect to get the latest research on the benefits of 4R nutrient stewardship practices critical to improving water quality; see precision nutrient application during an in-field demo with the ETS SoilWarrior® zone tillage system; and hear from local retailers about how they are implementing 4R practices with their customers. Plus, certified crop advisers earn CEUs.

Field days will be held in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Ohio. Lunch is provided at these events, but space is limited so reserve your seat today:

  • Minnesota: Tuesday, July 25 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. CT at the David Legvold farm near Northfield. Register and learn more at https://mawrc.org/events/.
  • Iowa: Tuesday, August 8 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CT at Iowa State University’s Field Extension Education Lab near Boone. Registration information coming. Learn more at http://agribiz.org.
  • Illinois: Tuesday, September 12 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CT at the NREC Research Site on Eric Miller’s farm near Tuscola. Register and learn more by calling 309-827-2774 or emailing Jean Payne at jeanp@ifca.com.
  • Ohio: Wednesday, September 13 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Register and learn more at oaba.net/events.

“This is a unique way for retailers and farmers to come together to share information about responsible nutrient stewardship and discover real-world tools they can use to elevate their sustainability practices,” explained Andrew Allman, executive director of the Nutrient Stewardship Council, The Nutrient Stewardship Council is the governing body for the certification program.

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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.org and on Twitter at @4rnutrients.

Environmental Tillage Systems is a premier manufacturer of zone tillage equipment in Faribault, Minn. Its flagship product is the SoilWarrior, a complete strip-till system that enhances soil productivity and farm profitability. ETS products set the standard for in-field performance, machine durability, and ease of operation. Founded on a farm in southeast Minnesota, the company now serves clients in the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. To learn more, visit soilwarrior.com.

The Mosaic Company is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry. More information on the Company is available at www.mosaicco.com.