Agriland FS, based at Winterset, Iowa, was recognized by the state of Iowa for its efforts to support the Water Quality Initiative and Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented Agriland FS with an Iowa Ag Leader Award for outstanding leadership in improving Iowa’s water quality. Only four businesses in the state were recognized.

“It is an honor to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Agriland FS General Manager John Knobloch. “Agriland FS was founded to provide a reliable supply of products and services farmers need to meet the demands of a growing world. We remain committed to those principles and are dedicated to environmental stewardship. We strive to integrate agronomic practices that benefit farmers and protect our natural resources. This award is a testament to all the hardworking FS applicators and crop specialists throughout the Midwest,” he added.

The FS System focuses on managing nitrogen for optimal environmental and economic benefits. By focusing on the 4Rs (right source, right rate, right time, right place) of nutrient stewardship, the M.O.M. (minimize environmental impact, optimize harvest yield, maximize input utilization) approach, and soil monitoring with programs like N-Watch, FS works to be good stewards of nitrogen and the environment. FS member cooperatives are sharing what they have learned with each other to refine and improve recommendations that support farmers as they implement science-based, evidence-driven best practices of crop nutrient use.

More information is available at: www.agrilandfs.com about the cooperative.