The Responsible Nutrient Management Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships in the amount of $2,500 available to students attending an agriculture-related program at a post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. during the 2015-2016 school year.
This scholarship opportunity is the result of a cooperative commitment between Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers, AgXcel, Ag PhD, Capello USA, Hagie Mfg., Midwest Labs, No-Till Farmer newsletter, PNC Bank, RFD-TV and TapLogic. It is intended to further the education of students who demonstrate the ability to clearly articulate the importance of responsible nutrient management, not only for the future of the agricultural industry, but also for culture as a whole.
“Equipping the leaders of tomorrow with an understanding of the delicate balance between high-production agriculture and environmental stewardship will be critical as agriculture strives to more efficiently and sustainably produce food and fiber to feed and clothe the world,” says Troy Bancroft, President and CEO of Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers. “The Responsible Nutrient Management Foundation is committed to the future of agriculture and the youth who represent its leadership, and believe this scholarship will help bring accomplished students closer to their goal of a career in agriculture.”
Interested students may access the scholarship application at rnmf.org/scholarship. The application deadline is June 30.
CINCINNATI, OH (Jan. 16, 2015) — Three farmers have been honored for their efficient and effective use of applied fertilizer in their no-till systems. Considered Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners, the no-tillers were honored Friday before 900 growers during the 23rd annual National No-Tillage Conference.
Ed Draper of Queenstown, Md.; Joe Breker of Havana, N.D.; and Jim Glover of Waterford, Pa., each shared five practices they utilize on their farms in an effort to use only necessary amounts of applied fertilizer and make sure that it’s used by crops rather than lost to the environment.
All nominees for the seventh annual program answered more than 20 questions about their farming operations through an online application. Their responses were graded by a panel of fertility experts. The highest scorers were awarded the honor, along with complimentary travel to the conference and lodging from Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers and conference registration from No-Till Farmer. Agro-Culture and No-Till Farmer are co-sponsors of the Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners Program.
Following are snapshots of fertility practices utilized by these no-tillers:
While there are some similarities in these farmers’ fertility programs, we see differences at times with the formulations of fertilizer they apply. What they have in common is they are very aware of what their fertility needs are and apply only what amounts the crop needs to produce high yields,” says Dale Ruff, programs specialist for Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers, who introduced the winners during a special luncheon at the National No-Tillage Conference. “Their aim is to produce high yields with minimum impact on the environment.
Nominations are now being accepted for the eighth class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners to be honored at the 24th annual National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis from Jan. 6-9, 2016. Contact Darrell Bruggink of No-Till Farmer at email@example.com for more information on the program.