Partners

Current Partners:

  • Ag Retailers
  • IPM Institute of North America
  • National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University
  • The Fertilizer Institute
  • International Plant Nutrition Institute
  • American Farmland Trust
  • Field to Market
  • Ohio Agribusiness Association
  • University of Georgia
  • McKnight Foundation
  • Clean Lakes Alliance
  • University of Wisconsin-Extension
  • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
  • The Great Lakes Protection Fund
  • 4R Nutrient Stewardship

Ag Retailers provide products and services to farmers and ranchers. These products include seeds, nutrients, crop protection products, feed, equipment and technology. They also offer consultative services. We collaborate with ag retailers including Bascom Elevator, Central Ohio Farmers Cooperative, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Diversified Agri-Services Inc., Heritage Cooperative, Sunrise Cooperative and The Andersons, Inc. throughout the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins.

The IPM Institute of North America is an independent non-profit organization formed in 1998 to improve health and environment through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other best practices. The Institute leads the Partnership for Ag Resource Management and about a dozen other major projects in agriculture and communities.

The mission of the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University is to support the sustainable use of soil and water resources and help protect human health and the ecological integrity of aquatic ecosystems through research, monitoring, education and outreach. A research arm of the science departments at Heidelberg, the Center’s staff of ten scientists and technicians applies expertise in fields ranging from water chemistry to biomonitoring and watershed modeling. The Center operates the Heidelberg Tributary Loading Program, which covers surface drainage from over half of the land area of the State of Ohio with thirteen stations in the Lake Erie and Ohio River Basins. Collectively, these studies provide the longest and most detailed record of nonpoint source pollution available for any river system in the United States. The Center provides water testing for surface water and well water samples, and training and technical resources for environmental and educational organizations. The Center also carries out research and monitoring programs on biological limnology and lake, stream and wetland ecology, with special emphasis on biomonitoring of Lake Erie and its tributaries.

The Fertilizer Institute is the leading voice of the fertilizer industry, acting as an advocate for fair regulation and legislation, a consistent source for trusted information and data, a networking agent, and an outlet to publicize industry initiatives in safety and environmental stewardship.

International Plant Nutrition Institute is a global organization with initiatives addressing the world’s growing need for food, fuel, fiber and feed. The mission of IPNI is to develop and promote scientific information about the responsible management of plant nutrition for the benefit of the human family.

The mission of American Farmland Trust is to save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. PARM is partnering with AFT and others in an effort called Great Lakes Conservation Connect to engage women non-operator landowners and their tenants to increase conservation practices on rented lands.

Field to Market is a diverse collaboration working to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality and human well-being.

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is a membership-based state trade association, originally established in the late 1800s to represent the best interests of businesses that serve Ohio agriculture. Today, their membership includes the manufacturers and wholesale/retail suppliers of plant nutrient and protection materials, the grain warehousing and marketing industry, the feed and seed industry, as well as companies providing equipment, financing, insurance, consulting, and other products and services for the agribusiness industry.

The McKnight Foundation, a family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. One of teh Foundation’s goals is to restore the water quality and resilience of the Mississippi River.

Clean Lakes Alliance is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization dedicated to the improvement and protection of the lakes, streams and wetlands in the Yahara River Watershed. Through community support, advocacy, and education, they are working to restore and protect our lakes.

The Great Lakes Protection Fund is a private, nonprofit corporation that was formed in 1989 by the Governors of the Great Lakes states. GLPF supports integrative actions that better the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. GLPF awarded grants to the PARM team in 2010 and 2015. The Fund’s mission is to identify, demonstrate and promote regional action to enhance the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. The Fund works with leaders on the ground to enact transformational change in the Great Lakes Basin.

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative accelerates efforts to protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world – the Great Lakes. Since 2010 the multi-agency GLRI has provided funding to 16 federal organizations to strategically target the biggest threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem and to accelerate progress toward achieving long-term goals.

The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Initiative provides a framework to achieve cropping system goals, such as increased production, increased farmer profitability, enhanced environmental protection and improved sustainability. To achieve those goals, the 4R concept incorporates the right fertilizer source at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place. As partners of 4R, PARM is working to promote these current best management practices for nutrient applications.

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