Attractive, deserted beach on Lake Michigan


The Florida 4R Certification Program is slated to begin January 2020 (with Global 4R Council approval). Those interested in seeking more information can email

Once started, 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,” Royal emphasized. “The land is what takes care of them, so they understand they must take care of the land and its natural resources.”

Mary HartneyAdministrative Secretary of the Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association
Chairman David RoyalThe Nature Conservancy
Vice Chairman Charlie ShinnFlorida Farm Bureau
Bill BartnickFlorida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Anne CookAg Retailers Association
Michael DukesUniversity of Florida IFAS
Sally FlisThe Fertilizer Institute
Alan JonesFarner and Florida’s First 4R advocate
Kerry KatesFlorida Fruit and Vegetable Association
Darrell SmithSuwannee River Water Management Board