Your cooperative has been working together with the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification program in Ohio to help promote sustainable crop protection management with the long-term goal of improving the water quality of Lake Erie. The program’s mission is to increase crop production and improve profitability, minimize nutrient loss and maintain soil fertility to ensure sustainable agriculture for generations to come. The four R’s represent the Right Source of Nutrients at the Right Rate and Right Time in the Right Place. Our Bradner, Graytown and Berkey locations will be participating in this voluntary program this year.