• Sunrise Cooperative Facilities Achieves Year Four Certification in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    Continuing their commitment to improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, Sunrise Cooperative facilities in Attica, Ballville, Crestline, and Norwalk have achieved certified status for year four through the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program. The voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients […]

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  • 4R Program Celebrates More Than Fifty Certified Facilities; Announces Year Four Certifications

    The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program, now in its fifth year, is proud to announce more than 50 facilities are now certified in the program. The voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off fields, which has contributed to water quality issues […]

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  • Understanding Beliefs of 4R Nutrient Stewardship – Phase II Survey Results

    To better understand how farmers viewed 4R Nutrient Stewardship and related practices, The Ohio State University conducted a panel survey of farmers living in the Maumee Watershed, the largest of Lake Erie’s watersheds, and Sandusky River watershed. They were interested in identifying how adoption of a suite of conservation practices changes over time on the […]

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  • Nutrients for Life Foundation Publishes H2Know Environmental Science Curriculum

    High school science teachers and their students have a new education tool to study water quality this year. The H2Know digital case study, available at H2KnowLearning.org, is an investigation of water quality challenges in Lake Erie published by the Nutrients for Life Foundation (NFLF). NFLF is an education nonprofit that provides free, high-quality resources for […]

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  • Mid-Wood, Inc. Bascom Facility Certified in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has announced that the Mid-Wood, Inc. Bascom facility has been added to its growing list of nutrient service providers to achieve certified status. The voluntary certification program, now in its fifth year, is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off […]

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  • NIFA Invests in Research to Solve Critical Water Problems

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced seven grants for research that will provide solutions to critical water problems across the United States. These awards were made through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area. AFRI is authorized by the […]

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  • Nutrien Ag Solutions Upper Sandusky Achieves Year Two Certification in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    Continuing its commitment to improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, Nutrien Ag Solutions Upper Sandusky facility has achieved certified status for year two through the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program. The voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off […]

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  • Growing Farm Returns – September 22 Field Day in Edon

    Does planting cover crops make you money? Do all areas in your field profit the same? Is your nutrient management helping grow more crops and less algae? Join us September 22 from 8-12 at Ken Vollmer’s shop in Edon! Learn about a five year research effort with cover crops on Ryan and Carrie Sanders’ farm with Soil […]

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  • End of Summer WLEB Field Day Events

    September 2018 September 5 – Allen County, IN. Soil Health Field Day. Roemke Farms, Harlan, IN. 3:00-8:00pm For  more information Contact: Allen County SWCD at  (260)484-5848 ext. 3. Dinner included. PARP, CCH, and CCA credits available. September 6 – Allen County, IN. One Farm at a Time One Field at a Time.  Tri-State Technical Training […]

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  • Ag Retailers Discover 4Rs, Tour Stone Lab at Land to Lake Field Day on Lake Erie

    Agricultural retailers and Certified Crop Advisers from the Western Lake Erie Basin attended the Land to Lake Field Day, held August 21-22 on South Bass Island. The event provided participants the opportunity to learn more about the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program and hear the latest research happening on Lake Erie. The event included a […]

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