Registration is now open for the 2017 4R Summit, which will be held in Minneapolis June 12-13. The Summit provides opportunities for those interested in nutrient management and stewardship to learn more about the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program and hear how stakeholders across the country are implementing the 4R principles.
The 4R Summit will be held in downtown Minneapolis at the Radisson Blu, and a block of rooms will be available at a group rate. Registration and hotel information is available on the TFI website.
With Minnesota as our host this year, attendees will learn about 4R initiatives in the state from state ag leaders. Other sessions will focus on in-field applications of 4R research, expanding 4R certification programs, 4R priorities in the next Farm Bill, and how the 4Rs intersect with the specialty fertilizer market.
Attendees will hear from speakers about in-field implementation of the 4R principles, agribusiness involvement, government- and non-governmental organization-supported initiatives, and details on projects funded through the 4R Research Fund. The agenda will feature concurrent breakout sessions, offering participants a choice of speakers and topics.
Fertilizer is a component of sustainable crop production systems, and the fertilizer industry recognizes the need to efficiently utilize these nutrients. The 4R philosophy is an innovative and science-based approach that offers enhanced environmental protection, increased production, increased farmer profitability, and improved sustainability. The concept is to use the right fertilizer source, at the right rate, at the right time, with the right placement.