Heritage Cooperative Upper Sandusky facility achieves third year 4R nutrient management certification

Dec 01, 2020

Heritage Cooperative Upper Sandusky
Debbie Trager, Director of Marketing & Communications
Heritage Cooperative Upper Sandusky facility achieves third year 4R nutrient management certification
DELAWARE, Ohio – The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has announced that Heritage Cooperative’s Upper Sandusky facility has retained its 4R certification for the third year.

The voluntary certification program, now in its seventh year, 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.

“I’m very proud of our agronomists and branch operations at Upper Sandusky,” said Jeffrey Osentoski, president/CEO of Heritage. “Their commitment to the 4Rs is so important for the health of our environment and the success of our growers.”

The Heritage Cooperative facility in Upper Sandusky 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 the state of Ohio. Focusing daily operations on the key values of providing superior customer service, consistently displaying the highest standards of integrity and trust, striving for continuous improvement and being a good partner, Heritage Cooperative aims to help its members emerge at the forefront of the industry.

“We believe we have a responsibility to our member-owners to help them do the right thing on every acre they farm,” said Osentoski. “Managing nutrients rates and application timing is of ongoing importance, both environmental and economical. The 4Rs will continue to help us achieve our priorities 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 500 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, feed, retail and specialties. 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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