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Wisconsin legislators to attend nutrient stewardship field day

Sustainable 4RWI partnership promotes practices to increase crop yields while reducing environmental footprint

Wisconsin State Farmer
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JANESVILLE - Wisconsin legislators will get an up-close look at sustainable farming practices thanks to a new project, Sustainable 4RWI.

The Sustainable 4RWI program demonstrates how farmers optimize crop yields while reducing environmental impact. The partnership focuses on the 4R approach to nutrient stewardship - using the right nutrient source at the right rate at the right time in the right place.
 
The Sustainable 4RWI initiative is a collaborative effort between farmers, Insight FS and the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation which started in early 2017. As part of the project, a field day for legislators and government officials will be hosted at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 18, to showcase how farmers work with agricultural consultants to manage nutrients on the farm.
 
“Farmers care about the environment,” said Brad Schuett, Insight FS seed lead. “We want to work with them to ensure farms, land, air, and water endure over time.”
 
At the field day, stations will highlight ways conservation, precision agriculture and nitrogen management help farmers maximize productivity while reducing environmental impact.
 
“I’m excited to host legislators and government officials to our farm to learn more about the practices we are doing to be sustainable,” said Doug Rebout, Rock County Farm Bureau president and farmer.