August 30, 2017


ACI Member Alert - 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Survey

Dear Nutrient Service Provider, 

On behalf of the Agribusiness Council of Indiana, The Fertilizer Institute, and The Ohio State University, you have been invited to participate in an important online survey that focuses on understanding and responding to your experiences with nutrient management BMPs, and the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program and communication process. You do NOT have to be certified under the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program to participate, and all perspectives are welcome!

To thank you for your participation in this survey, you will be entered in a raffle among approximately 400 NSPs to win one of two iPads as a token of our appreciation. The  survey should take you approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

This research is conducted by an independent researcher from the Ohio State University and is administered on behalf of the Fertilizer Institute and Agribusiness Council of Indiana. Please be assured that this survey is being used for research purposes only and that all of your answers will be kept strictly confidential. If you have any questions about this research project, please contact Francesca Formica at (717) 468-1049 or If you have questions about your rights as a participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact Ms. Sandra Meadows in the Office of Responsible Research Practices at 1-800-678-6251.

To begin the  survey, please click on the URL address below or copy and paste the URL into your Internet browser's address window. If the URL below extends to a second line, be sure to copy both lines.

We appreciate your participation and encourage an early response, as the  survey is only open for a limited time. Please note that you can save your answers and continue later (we do not recommend closing the browser). Please be sure to complete the survey by September 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM so that your response can help make this project successful!

Thank you in advance for your time and for helping to make this project successful!

Amy Cornell
ACI President