Photo Credit: Minnesota by Mark Godfrey


Since 2016, Minnesota’s Agricultural Community has been developing a proactive and responsible commitment to reducing nutrient losses in Minnesota. In 2020, the Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association (MCPR) launched a 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program for agricultural retailers. The certification program will be governed by an eleven-member board called the Minnesota Nutrient Stewardship Council (MNSC) and administered by MCPR. Within the MNSC, there is an advisory committee comprised of twenty-six companies and organizations that provides recommendations to the Council for improving the program.

Minnesota Nutrient Stewardship Council:

Adam BirrMinnesota Corn Growers Association
Leif FixenThe Nature Conservancy
Fabian FernandezUniversity of Minnesota
Warren FormoMinnesota Agriculture Water Resource Center
Adam HergesThe Mosaic Company
Dale JohnsonAg Partners Coop
Jeppe KjaersgaardMinnesota Department of Agriculture
Mark LefebvreStearns County SWCD
Andy OedingNutrien
Amy Robak-BruceCentra Sota Coop
Rick WalkerWest Central Ag Services

For more information or to sign up, please contact Bill Bond, Executive Director, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers and 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program
(651) 235-6472

For information about the Council and committees, please contact Adam Herges, Sustainability Agronomist Sr., The Mosaic Company and chair of the MNSC