Nutrient Stewardship program next week


PERRYSBURG — The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification program will hold its first-­ever 4R Certification
4U workshop Dec. 12 at the Holiday Inn ­French Quarter.
The workshop will feature sessions relevant to both farmers and agricultural retailers in the Western
Lake Erie Basin. Research­ focused sessions agree: “Update on Lake Erie Water Quality,” presented  by
Jeff Reutter with the Ohio Sea Grant College Program; “What are the Edge  
Field Studies Telling Us,” presented by Kevin King with the USDA­ARS Soil Drainage  
Unit; and  “4R Conservation Program Cost Share Opportunities” presented by Jason Roehrig, of the Defiance
Soil and Water Conservation District.  
An agenda can be found CCA continuing education  credits are available.   
The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification program was launched in March 2014 by the Nutrient Stewardship
Council and encourages agricultural retailers, service  providers and other certified professionals to
adopt proven best practices through the  4Rs.
Outlining 43 criteria to be implemented, the voluntary program is staggered over a three­-year period. To
date, more than 50 retailers have signed up for the program  and three have achieved certified status.  

To register for the workshop, visit or call  614-­326-­7520 (option 1). Use the comp
code 4RCertified.

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