In March 2014, the agriculture community launched a proactive, responsible commitment aimed at the long-term improvement of Lake Erie’s water quality.

This voluntary, third-party auditor verified program provides a consistent, recognized standard for agricultural retailers and nutrient service providers in the Western Lake Erie Basin (Indiana, Michigan and Ohio) where waters drain into Lake Erie.

On January 1, 2017, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program was launched to the full state of Ohio, offering all Ohio-based agricultural retailers and nutrient service providers the opportunity to participate in efforts to improve the quality of Ohio’s waterways.

Ohio Nutrient Stewardship Council:

Mark Sunderman - CHAIRLegacy Farmers Cooperative
John Motter - VICE-CHAIROhio Soybean Council
Greg LaBarge - SECRETARYThe Ohio State University Extension
Jessica D’AmbrosiaThe Nature Conservancy
Sally FlisThe Fertilizer Institute
Jordan HoewischerOhio Farm Bureau Federation
Matt LaneOhio Dept. of Agriculture
Janelle MeadOhio Federation of Soil & Water Cons. Districts
Joe NesterNester Ag, LLC
Jared SkinnerNutrien Ag Solutions
Mark SmithOhio Natural Resources Conservation Service

For more information or to sign up, please contact Andrew Allman, WLEB/OH Nutrient Stewardship Council, Executive Director

(614) 326-7520 ext. 1