On December 12, 2013, more than fifty ag retailers, certified crop advisors and water quality advocates joined us in Toledo, Ohio to learn about ways for ag retailers to get involved in collaborative nutrient management initiatives to enhance water quality and crop productivity in the Great Lakes watershed.

Ag retailers learned about the latest tools and technologies to prevent leaching and keep nutrients on the field. Speakers included representatives from:

The 4R Certification Program

Dr. Thomas Bruulsema, director, Northeast Region, International Plant Nutrition Institute (PDF)
Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, director, Western Lake Erie Basin Project Office, The Nature Conservancy (PDF)
Logan Haake, CCA, precision farming manager, Deshler Farmers Elevator Company/Legacy Farmers Cooperative and CCA (PDF)

Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance

Heath Ellison, agriculture and natural resources manager, Iowa Soybean Association (PDF)

Field to Market and ZedX, Inc.

Jeremy Zidek, senior research scientist, ZedX, Inc. (PDF)

Illinois Keep it for the Crop 2025

Dr. Thomas Green presented on behalf of Jean Payne, president, Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (PDF)

IPM Institute of North America, Inc.

Dr. Thomas Green, president, IPM Institute of North America, Inc. (PDF)

National Center for Water Quality Research, Heidelberg University

Dr. David Baker, professor emeritus, Heidelberg University (PDF)
John Crumrine, research associate, Heidelberg University (PDF)

Today we are pleased to bring you PDF files of slideshows presented at the meeting. Speakers were recorded, and videos of the presentations will be uploaded to the Partnership Farm website when they become available.

The event was hosted by IPM Institute with support from Great Lakes Protection Fund, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program, the Ohio Agribusiness Association, the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) and the Partnership for Ag Resource Management.

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