Focused on Results
Driven by Science
Guided by 4R Nutrient Stewardship

Focused on results
Driven by science
Guided by 4R Nutrient Stewardship

About The Foundation for Agronomic Research (FAR)

FAR is a non-profit research and education foundation created to improve the research, education, economic vigor and sustainability of agriculture.

4R Research Fund

The 4R Research Fund was established by the fertilizer industry to help establish sustainability indicators and environmental impact data for the implementation of 4R Nutrient Stewardship across North America. It provides needed resources to measure and document the economic, social, and environmental impacts of 4R Nutrient Stewardship. The knowledge produced through the Fund will help expand the 4Rs beyond being solely an industry effort and toward becoming a viable strategy to address nutrient loss to the environment and crop productivity.

Funds for the 4R research effort were initially derived from within the fertilizer industry. Specifically, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Fertilizer Canada have obtained support from their members. Since the creation of the 4R Research Fund, additional agricultural stakeholders have contributed to the effort.

The 4R Research Fund was established within FAR. A 4R Fund Management Committee provides oversight of the 4R Research Fund and includes representation from TFI and Fertilizer Canada, as well as agricultural industry members to ensure that industry priorities are maintained and a consistent 4R approach is executed.

A Technical Advisory Group determines research needs and funding areas and provides input and support to the Fund Management Committee. The Technical Advisory group includes representatives from industry, academia, government agency experts in agronomy, environmental sciences, sustainability, government relations, and communications.

U.S. Funded Projects

4R Research Fund Contributors

AGRIServices of Brunswick, LLC
Agronomy Company of Canada
American Plant Food Corporation
Ameropa North America
CHS Inc.
California Sulphur Company
Cargill AgHorizons US
Cavendish Agri Services LTD
CF Industries, Inc.
Chaleur Fertilizers LTD
Chemical Dynamics Inc.
Compass Minerals
Cooperative Producers Inc.
Dyno Nobel Inc.
El Dorado Chemical Company
Environmental Defense Fund
Eurochem North America Inc.
FBSciences, Inc.
Fluid Fertilizer Foundation
Frit Industries, Inc.
Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC
Grammer Industries, Inc.
HarBrand lnc./HG&N Fertilizer
Heartland Tank Services
Honeywell Resins & Chemicals LLC

lndagro USA
International Commodities Export Corporation an H.J. Baker & Bro., LLC Company
International Raw Materials LTD
Intrepid Potash Inc.
J. B. Pearle Sales & Service Inc.
John Deere
K + S North America
Keytrade AG
Kirby Agri, Inc.
Knox Fertilizer LLC
Koch Fertilizers LLC
Macewen Agricentre, Inc
Martin Sulphur
MFA Incorporated
Micronutrient Manufacturers Association
Mid Kansas Cooperative Association
Mo Valley Ag & Farmers Supply
Monke Brothers Fertilizer
Morral Companies, LLC
Nachurs Alpine Solutions
Nutra-Fio Company
Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies
Oxbow Sulphur Inc.
Pinnacle Ag Inc.
PVS Chemical Solutions Inc.
R.W. Griffin Feed, Seed & Fertilizer

Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC
Rio Tinto Minerals
Richardson International
Sanders Products
Shrieve Chemical Company
Shur-Gro Farm Services, LTD
Specialty Fertilizer Products
S.Q.M. North America
Sumitomo Corp. of America
Sylvite Group of Companies
Synagri LP
Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
The Andersons, Inc.
The McGregor Company
The Mosaic Company
Tiger-Sul Products
Trammo Inc.
Twin State, Inc.
United Services Association
United Suppliers, Inc.
Viterra Inc.
Warner Fertilizer Company
Wilbur-Ell is Company
Willard Agri-Service of Frederick
Wilson Industrial Sales Co., Inc.
Wolf Trax Inc.
Yara North America, Inc.


For questions about the Foundation for Agronomic Research, contact:

John Jones
FAR Director

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