Applications to nominate someone to the 4R Advocate Program with The Fertilizer Institute are open through March 31st.

Do you know a grower who is “leading the way when it comes to implementing 4R Nutrient Stewardship on the farm?” Consider nominating them to the 4R Advocate Program with The Fertilizer Institute! The nomination application is open through March 31st.

In 2018, Griffin Fertilizer was honored when our salesman, Rob Watson, was chosen as the agricultural retailer who was recognized alongside our grower customers, Glenn and Mark Beck, as 4R Advocates.

See the details of this important and worthy honor below!

Details of Nominating a 4R Advocate

4R Advocates are those who champion sound nutrient stewardship through the use of the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship on their farms along with the help of their ag retailers. The 4Rs are:

  • The right source
  • The right rate
  • The right time
  • The right place

The 4Rs guide proper nutrient application and aim to keep nutrients on and in the field; the alternative leads to nutrients leeching into waterways and becoming a pollutant, and to loss of time and money for growers. 4R Advocates work to “assist The Fertilizer Institute in raising awareness and adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship.”

Nominations for the 4R Advocate Program are being accepted through March 31st, 2024. The nomination form can be found here, and “Ag retailers are encouraged to work with growers to complete the nomination form with relevant details about how they are implementing the 4R practices.”

Griffin Fertilizer is committed to helping both growers and ranchers make sound agronomic and economic decisions in order to maximize the health of their grove and pasture. As a full-service custom dry & liquid fertilizer blender and crop protection product distributor, we will continue our mission to further advance Florida agriculture. For questions -or concerns about your farm or pasture, contact us and one of our team will be in touch.