Ag Retailers Driving Stewardship and Sustainability
 Partnership for Ag Resource Management announces new and improved resources to help ag retailers earn revenue and contribute to cleaner Great Lakes including an agronomist handbook, new wallet card and upcoming webinar.
The PARM team has new materials t hat will help to reduce phosphorus losses into the Great Lakes. These new materials and resources will help ag retailers by:
  • Providing up to date information on ways to market and sell key products and services.
  • Making distribution of information more efficient and accessible.
  • Facilitate connections and communications between ag retailers and grower communities.
P Loss Reduction Handbook with Fillable 'Sell Sheets' Available
Order our Free 4R Wallet Cards to Distribute to Colleagues and Clients
  • Not all fields have same risk of losing phosphorus, sediment.
  • Important to target products, services and beneficial practices to fields with higher risks.
  • Helps identify fields at high risk of P loss by providing quick tips.
  • Convenient and easily distributed to clients.
  • Order form here.
Join us for 'Growing Soil Testing' Webinar Thursday, September 3rd and earn 2.5 CCA CEUs!

About our webinars

  • Provides live opportunity to learn from ag retailers that implement beneficial products and services.
  • Opportunity to ask questions.
  • View past webinars here.
  • Register here for the next upcoming webinar:
    • Upcoming webinar will feature speakers Laura Johnson & Joe Nester
Join us to learn more about the phosphorus problem in the Great Lakes, and how ag retailers, farmers and water quality can benefit from products and services including soil testing and variable rate application. CCA Continuing Education Units available.

Growing Soil Testing, Variable Rate Application and Other Service Opportunities for Ag Retailers
 Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10 - 11:00 am EDT, 9 - 10:00 am CDT.
Soil testing is the foundation for phosphorus fertilizer management decisions. Join us to discover how ag retailers can be leaders in improving water quality by promoting profitable products and services including soil sampling, variable rate application and custom strip tillage.  Laura Johnson , research scientist at the National Center for Water Quality Research, will present current status and trends in water quality in the Great Lakes Basin, and relationship to ag resource management.  Joe Nester , founder of Nester Ag, LLC,will discuss the importance of soil sampling and variable rate application, undersold services that present opportunities for ag retailers to earn revenue, deliver benefits to farmer customers, and improve water quality.  

About the speakers:
Joe Nester  started Nester Ag, LLC in 1993, after managing a large retail fertilizer plant for 16 years. Nester Ag provides independent agricultural consulting to customers in northwest Ohio, southern Michigan and northeastern Indiana. Joe is a past president of the Ohio Association of Independent Crop Consultants, past Board Chairman of the Ohio Certified Crop Advisers, and a Director with Brookside Laboratories, Inc. He is current chairman of the 4R Nutrient Certification Program for Ohio retailers and advisers. Joe and his wife Beckie were named the Cooperators of the Year in 2012 by the Defiance County Soil and Water Board. Nester Ag also conducts in-field research, and is involved with Ohio State University on three water quality projects concerning farm nutrients.

Laura Johnson is a research scientist at the National Center for Water Quality Research where she works on riverine export of nutrients and sediment. Laura received her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 and B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech in 2002.

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