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Introduced in 2013, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer Award recognizes an individual at a CAAR member location that has shown leadership in the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Sources @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place®) into their business practices by becoming a 4R Designated Retailer. 

In addition to being recognized as a leader in the ag retail industry, the winner receives an award plaque to display at their office, $1,000 prize, a 1-page article featured in the CAAR Communicator and CAAR Network, and is also inducted into the CAAR Awards honour roll.

Click here to complete the online nomination form for someone on your team to be recognized for the 4R Stewardship Agri-Retailer Award.


1. Staff is knowledgeable, qualified and trained in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

The nominee must demonstrate 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 platform).

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 someone for this award, click here to fill out the online form by Friday, December 16, 2022.

If you have any questions about the CAAR award nomination process, please contact Lady Gabilo at 204-989-9304.


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