Retail Facilities Begin Work With INREC Liaisons
The Iowa Nutrient Research & Education Council (INREC) retailer liaisons have been busy meeting with CEOs, GMs, and agronomists at retail locations across the state over the past few weeks. Thank you to those who already have taken some time to interact with the liaisons and are engaged in phase two of the Progress Measurement pilot project.
In February, INREC hired three individuals to facilitate the data acquisition needed to provide an accurate view of the efforts of Iowa farmers and retailers to implement conservation practices and tell the story of agricultural stewardship.
"Everyone our liaisons have met with has been welcoming and helpful," said Environmental Technology Director Shawn Richmond. "We really appreciate the quick response from retailers and the willingness to engage."
The three liaisons will continue to contact and visit AAI retail members to familiarize designated retailer staff with the Progress Measurement system.
INREC Retailer Liaisons
Chad Ingels - Ingels lives in Randalia and will generally serve the northeast portion of the state. He most recently worked as a water quality specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and is a nutrient management consultant.
Vince Davis - Davis lives in Spirit Lake and will generally serve the Northwest portion of Iowa. He is a retired Farm Bureau regional manager and has more than 30 years of experience working with farmers.
Roger Webster - Webster lives in Treynor and will generally serve the southern counties in Iowa. Roger is an instructor at Iowa Western Community College, is the General Manager at Treynor Ag Supply, and is a past Chair of AAI Services.