The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer Award is sponsored by Fertilizer Canada.

CAAR would like to recognize a team at one CAAR member location that has shown leadership in the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place®) into business practices by becoming a 4R Designated retailer.


More information on the 4R Designation Program can be found online at 4R.fertilizercanada.ca. The winning retailer will be selected by a panel of industry science experts and will be rewarded with the award and a $1,000 cash prize.
The successful location will be selected based on accomplishments in the following areas:

NOMINATION CRITERIA
1. Staff is knowledgeable, qualified and trained in 4R Nutrient Stewardship
The nominee demonstrates a significant commitment to developing 4R Nutrient Stewardship expertise. (For example, signing up to become a 4R Designated retailer, certification of 4R Agronomists on Fertilizer Canada’s e-Learning platform: elearning.fertilizercanada.ca).  Staff making recommendations have professional designations such as certified crop advisors, professional agrologists, or agricultural engineers.


2. Integration of 4R Nutrient Stewardship in fertilizer recommendations and application
The nominee incorporates key scientific principles of 4R Nutrient Stewardship – including the Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place® - into nutrient management planning with customers.

3. Involvement with 4R Nutrient Stewardship stakeholders such as watershed groups, community leaders, farm groups
The nominee and staff are engaged in the economic, environmental, and social issues relevant to making agriculture more sustainable in the area served. (For example, making 4R Nutrient Stewardship presentations to local groups or hosting 4R Nutrient Stewardship training sessions for producers.)

4. Promotion of 4R Nutrient Stewardship in the community
The nominee has been proactive and creative in telling the story of agricultural sustainability and awareness of 4R Nutrient Stewardship in the farming and non-farming community, and among young people.


To nominate yourself or another CAAR member location, please fill out the form below by Friday, December 4, 2020. If you have any questions about the CAAR award nomination process, please contact Lady Gabilo at lady@caar.org or 204-989-9304.
NOMINATION FORM 

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* NOMINATION SUBMITTED BY:

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* NOMINEE INFORMATION:

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* QUALIFICATIONS OF LOCATION:
Please provide details under each area of why the location deserves this award. Include examples that clearly show the nominated location’s commitment to the practice and promotion of 4R Nutrient Stewardship.

Are the staff knowledgeable, qualified and trained in 4R Nutrient Stewardships?
Describe the steps taken to improve staff knowledge, such as becoming a 4R Designated retailer, certification of 4R Agronomists in training using Fertilizer Canada’s e-Learning training. Give details of qualifications, such as a number of staff that are CCAs etc.

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* How have they integrated the 4R Nutrient Stewardship in their fertilizer recommendations and application?
Describe how the nominated location uses Right Source @ the Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place® practices in making recommendations to customers. Also, give examples of nutrient management issues in the service area that the location is trying to influence through the application of 4R Nutrient Stewardship principles and practices.

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* What is their involvement with 4R Nutrient Stewardship stakeholders? 
Describe how the nominee engages with community stakeholders on agricultural issues to recognize problems, develop solutions, and promote responsible fertilizer use. 

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* How do they promote the 4R Nutrient Stewardship in their community?
Describe how the location has been proactive and creative in telling the story of agricultural sustainability and developing awareness of 4R Nutrient Stewardship in the farming and non-farming community, and among young people. 

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