Ag retailers can share positive stories about stewardship and security at their location by participating in the DuPont Environmental Respect Awards program.
Five growers and retailers have been recognized for their excellence in nutrient stewardship.
By their nature, winners of Environmental Respect Awards are driven. Not only do these individuals and the companies they represent excel at environmental stewardship in their communities, but they never stop trying to improve upon this effort. I witnessed this drive myself during last week’s Environmental Respect Award Celebration agenda. During this week-long event July
Jim Fargo, plant manager for the Centennial Ag Supply location in Kersey, CO, bowed his head in awe. His location had just been named the National winner of the Environmental Respect Awards for 2013, besting four other regional winners from across the U.S. “I’m humbled to receive this honor,” said Fargo, accepting his crystal trophy
First through the door, Ken Kuderer stopped and pointed down to a bright yellow piece of substantial angle iron jutting from the floor. “Watch your step there,” he says to his guests. “That’s part of our containment. There are a few more around this facility.” It’s a glimpse of the attention to detail prevalent at
To hear Dmitri Krajec, nutrient management and assistant plant manager, tell it, the Wabash Valley Service Co. in Browns, IL, has always tried to improve its standing, both within the agricultural community and the mainstream world. “If I had to pick just one word that best describes the principles we follow at this facility, it
The Crop Production Services facility in Millingport, NC, has been a regular part of this community since 1959. Even though it’s been known by a variety of names during that time (including Royster-Clark), the plant has always maintained a proactive stance on protecting the environment. “I strongly feel that having a true respect for the
For the Wabash Valley Service Co. location in Allendale, IL, 2013 is a very special year. It marks the 50th year of operation for the facility — made all the more special by the fact that an F4 tornado in 1989 leveled half the town, including the local grade school. “Fortunately, the Allendale facility wasn’t
Driving up to the Wilbur-Ellis Co. in Edmore, MI, it’s easy to see how this ag retail outlet fits into its local community. The facility is situated across the street from the city’s little league baseball diamonds and bordered by a large potato field (the major crop in the area). There are also numerous flowers
“The 17 Ranch” says the sign hanging high above the gated entrance. It was enough to bring a smile to Laurel’s face. “Can’t wait to tell my dad,” she says. “He’s a big Rockies fan.” We are out to see an application rig running on irrigated corn ground belonging to Todd Helton. A regional winner