REYNOLDSBURG — The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Ohio Agribusiness Association (OAA) recently announced the expansion of the Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan Development to all 4R Certified Nutrient Dealers in the Western Lake Erie Basin.

Started as a pilot program with two 4R certified Nutrient Retail providers, the Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan Development Program is a partnership with the OAA in which producers are reimbursed for nutrient management plans. The Voluntary Nutrient Management Plans will help to ensure the 4R principles are put into place.

“The pilot program was a great success and is one more way to encourage farmers to practice the 4R principles on their farms,” said Director Dorothy Pelanda. “We are proud to expand this program that helps farmers implement Nutrient Management Plans that work towards our common goals of soil and water conservation.”

Producers located in the Western Lake Erie Basin are encouraged to contact their local 4R Nutrient Certified dealers to learn more and sign up for the program. For more information contact your local soil and water conservation district.

(Information courtesy of Ohio Department of Agriculture.)


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