Proactive farming earns 4R Advocate award for Madison
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the heart of the U.S., Alan Madison of Walnut strives to be the best nutrient steward he can be. To do this on his corn and soybean operation, Madison uses fertilizer best management practices to help improve nutrient use efficiency.
“Illinois ag retailers and their customers are eager to embrace the 4R principles because it focuses on key elements important to the ag industry: maximizing productivity, optimizing nutrients and minimizing environmental impact,” said Jean Payne, president of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association.
In recognition of his efforts, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) recently named Madison as a 2013 4R Advocate. Madison and his agronomic service provider, Ag View FS, were one of five grower/retailer pairs to win the accolade and receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2013 Commodity Classic, held in Kissimmee, Fla., at the beginning of March. The grower and retailer pairs were also honored at an awards ceremony hosted by TFI. Additionally, these advocates will be part of TFI’s outreach efforts to promoted science-based nutrient stewardship practices based on its 4R initiatives.
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