Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey named Hagie Mfg. as a recipient of the Secretary’s Water Quality Initiative (WQI) Leader Award. This designation recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for outstanding leadership in improving Iowa’s water quality. Northey presented the Water Quality Initiative Leader Awards to Hagie Mfg., Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc. and Iowa Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) Joe Shirbourn and John Holmes at the Agribusiness Association of Iowa’s Showcase and Conference in Des Moines.

“Partnerships have been a key to the Water Quality Initiative since the very start and it is great to be able to recognize these Ag businesses and Certified Crop Advisors that have really taken a leadership role in helping advance water quality efforts in the state,” Northey said.

The 68 year old company optimizes client growth with the purpose of solving problems for the evolving needs of the agriculture industry. The family owned company offers nutrient management solutions including the Nitrogen Toolbar (NTB), High Speed Toolbar (HsTB) and Cover Crop Interseeder(CCI), which enhance capability for performing timely and precise applications for optimal soil and plant health and maximum input efficiency.

“We are committed to doing meaningful work and providing innovative application solutions that drive economic benefits while also enhancing stewardship efforts,” added Alan Hagie, President & CEO.

Committed to making a difference, Hagie Mfg. is united with partners working to positively influence and drive the productivity, sustainability and profitability of the industry. These partners include Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA), Boone River Watershed Nutrient Management Initiative, Iowa Working Cover Crop Group, Responsible Nutrient Management Foundation (RNMF), as well as the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Environmental Leaders program.