Heritage Cooperative Kenton Facility Achieves 4R Nutrient Management Certification

Oct 13, 2022

Kenton Agronomy Team
DELAWARE, Ohio – The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has announced that Heritage Cooperative’s Kenton facility has been added to its growing list of nutrient service providers to achieve certified status.

The voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off fields, which has contributed to water quality issues in Lake Erie and other waterways across Ohio. 

“We believe we owe it to our member-owners to help them do the right thing on every acre they farm,” said Jeffrey Osentoski, president/CEO of Heritage Cooperative. “I’m very proud of our Kenton agronomy team’s commitment to environmental stewardship and grower success through the achievement of their 4R certification.”

The Heritage Cooperative facility in Kenton is a full-service agronomy location. The facility offers a wide range of products and services, including seed, crop protection, custom application, and precision technology. Heritage Cooperative is a leader in agriculture, nutrient management, and sustainability, including addressing water quality issues throughout Ohio. While continuing to grow and innovate, Heritage upholds its core values of providing superior customer service, consistently displaying the highest standards of integrity and trust, striving for continuous improvement, and being a good partner. Adding the 4R certification to its business portfolio allows Heritage to help its members cultivate new opportunities and emerge at the forefront of the industry.

“It’s important that our customers trust our team to ensure their nutrient management recommendations are accurate,” said Osentoski. “The 4R certification will continue to help us provide growers with confidence to make informed nutrient management decisions and sustainability improvements for years to come.”

About Heritage Cooperative:
Heritage Cooperative is an agriculture cooperative providing value to our members and customers through individualized solutions for nearly 100 years. From the chairman of our board of directors, to the person delivering propane, unloading grain, or providing guidance on crop growth, our 600 plus employees understand that their business is to serve our customers. We are proud to provide forward-thinking, customized solutions in grain merchandising, agronomy, energy, and animal nutrition. The Heritage Cooperative corporate office is located in Delaware, Ohio. For more information on Heritage Cooperative visit www.heritagecooperative.com.

About 4R Nutrient Stewardship:
The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program is governed and guided by the Nutrient Stewardship Council, a diverse set of stakeholders from business, government, university, and non-governmental sectors with a common goal of maintaining agricultural productivity while also improving the quality of Lake Erie and its contributing watersheds. The program is administered by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. For more information, visit 4Rcertified.org, email aallman@oaba.net or call 614-326-7520 ext. 1.

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The Heritage Cooperative agronomy facility in Kenton is now 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certified. Employees pictured include (from L to R): Lynn Smith, Theron Hogan, Saundra Bayliss, Trent Prichard, Mike Shilling, Michael Sams, Tim Seitz, Tomas Nawrath, Preston Stamper, Tom Elwood, and Paul Taylor.