The Florida 4R Certification Program launched in January 2020. The Florida 4R Certification Program is expected to have a positive impact on Florida’s water quality and offer another opportunity for those in Florida agriculture to set a national example.

“Florida agriculture understands the importance of water quality and wants to be the best stewards of it,” Chairman David Royal emphasized. “The land is what takes care of them, so they understand they must take care of the land and our natural resources.”

Florida Nutrient Stewardship Council:

David Royal - CHAIRThe Nature Conservancy
Charles Shinn - VICE-CHAIRFlorida Farm Bureau
Bill BartnickFlorida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Anne CookAg Retailers Association
Michael DukesUniversity of Florida IFAS
Sally FlisThe Fertilizer Institute
Mary HartneyFlorida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association
Alan JonesFarmer and Florida’s First 4R advocate
Kerry KatesFlorida Fruit and Vegetable Association
Hugh ThomasSuwannee River Water Management Board

Those interested in seeking more information can email florida4rcertification@gmail.com