Congratulations to Alex Michinski of AGRIS Co-operative Ltd’s Cottam branch for receiving GROWMARK’s Endure 4R Advocate Award.

Michinski, area manager for the Cottam branch, was nominated for the award by AGRIS Co-operative for his diligence in working with growers to manage nutrients sustainably, improve water quality and engage in soil conservation practices. CAAR would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Michinski for providing his customers with sound, sustainable recommendations and his enduring commitment to the tenets of 4R Stewardship.

AGRIS received the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer award at the CAAR's Choice Awards in 2017, recognizing its company-wide commitment to 4R practices and principles. Earlier this year, it was the first co-operative, and the second retailer, in Canada to receive their full 4R Certification through the provincial 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program. 

Read more about how AGRIS and their fellow Ontario retailers have embraced 4R Stewardship in this article from the August 2019 Communicator: 4R Practices Gaining Popularity in Ontario.


“The Endure 4R Advocate program recognizes GROWMARK System crop specialists who engage growers in sustainable best management farming practices. These practices include implementing nitrogen management as a system, conducting MiField applied research on farms, promoting the use of nitrogen stabilizers, and more.” Source: GROWMARK


CAAR's Choice Awards

Do you know a retailer who, like the team at AGRIS, has shown leadership in the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship into their business practices? Nominate them for CAAR's Choice Award!

Nominations are now open for the annual CAAR's Choice Awards, recognizing the best and brightest of the agri-retail industry. Awards will be presented in February at the 2020 CAAR Conference in Saskatoon, Sask. Recipients will receive a $1,000 prize and a complimentary trip to the conference.

Click here for more information on the awards, as well as nomination forms and a list of past winners. Applications close Dec. 6, 2019 - don't miss your chance to shine a spotlight on a deserving CAAR member!

 

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