BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AgPR) — Farmers know that their operations and the world’s natural resources can all thrive within the same living ecosystem. And more than ever, farmers are assessing cropping practices and operational processes that minimize impact on the environment while improving farm profitability. FS Member Companies, along with their cooperative supplier, GROWMARK, named the 2019 Enduring Farm awards to acknowledge those farmers who have adopted best management practices that optimize nutrient utilization, leading to long-term soil and water quality while enhancing ROI.
To be considered for the Enduring Farm award, FS companies nominate farmer-customers who use multiple sustainable best management practices on their farms. Best management practices implemented include the use of 4R nutrient management systems, regular soil sampling, VRT applications of fertilizer, the use of cover crops, nitrification and urease inhibitors.
“We appreciate our FS members and companies for bringing farmers what’s next in sustainable agriculture practices,” said Mark Orr, GROWMARK vice president of agronomy. “The GROWMARK System and its farmer-customers are at the very forefront of nutrient management, assessing cropping practices, and operational processes.”
Eighty-eight Enduring Farms were named for implementing nutrient management practices during the 2019 growing season, as well as their commitment to preserving and improving their land and natural resources for future generations. Click here to view the winners.
Some of the grower benefits include:
• Opportunity for collaboration and knowledge development providing better understanding of Nutrient Management practices and their relationship to improved nutrient utilization and profitability.
• Participation in new programs, technology and tools to enhance farm profitability and nutrient utilization.
About GROWMARK, Inc:
GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative with annual sales of $8.7 billion (FY 2019 data) providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services throughout North America. Headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. More information is available at www.growmark.com.
— GROWMARK via AgPR.com – the news release distribution service for agriculture