Ashtabula River

4R Tomorrow Program

These days in Ohio, water quality is on a lot of people’s minds. And for good reason. Clean water is a cornerstone of our daily lives, not to mention important for Ohio’s natural ecosystems and the wildlife. For years Ohioans have taken steps to protect water quality, but the algae blooms in lakes across the state are a sign that more can be done. 

To help address this issue, the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD) launched the 4R Tomorrow program, with the assistance of the Ohio Soybean Council. The 4R Tomorrow program educates stakeholders across the state about wise nutrient management to protect water quality using the 4R nutrient stewardship principles -- right fertilizer source, right rate, right time, and right placement -- and backyard conservation practices. While the 4R philosophy was originally developed for the agricultural sector, OFSWCD’s 4R Tomorrow program expands these concepts even further—beyond the farm and into every Ohioan’s backyard, workplace, and community.

If you’d like to learn more about the 4R Tomorrow program, the 4R principles, and how you can join the 4R Tomorrow Team, go to www.4RTomorrow.org