The 2014 4R Advocate Awards Program was recently launched by the Fertilizer Institute (FI) with a call for entries from retailers wishing to highlight the exceptional 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 4R's (use of the right nutrient source at the right time, at the right rate at the right time and in the right place). Under the program rules, farmers are nominated by their retail dealers who are also recognized with 4R awards.
In 2014, five winning growers, a spouse or companion and their nominating retailers will be awarded an expense-paid trip to the Commodity Classic, scheduled for Feb. 27-March 1 in San Antonio, TX. The Commodity Classic is the once-a-year, can't-miss event for America's soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum farmers.
At the Classic, 4R Advocate winners will see the latest agricultural innovations first-hand, meet other growers and agricultural leaders from across the nation, and will be honored at an invitation-only banquet.
Entries for the 2014 4R Advocate Awards are due on Nov. 12. A nomination form, information about past winners, and additional details on the program are available at http://www.nutrientstewardship.com/4r-advocate. Winners will be announced in mid-December.