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 - CHAIR||Legacy Farmers Cooperative|
|John Motter - VICE-CHAIR||Ohio Soybean Council|
|Greg LaBarge - SECRETARY||The Ohio State University Extension|
|Jessica D’Ambrosia||The Nature Conservancy|
|Sally Flis||The Fertilizer Institute|
|Jordan Hoewischer||Ohio Farm Bureau Federation|
|Matt Lane||Ohio Dept. of Agriculture|
|Janelle Mead||Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Cons. Districts|
|Joe Nester||Nester Ag, LLC|
|Jared Skinner||Nutrien Ag Solutions|
|Mark Smith||Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service|