Future graduates of the Lakeland College will know a thing or two about nutrient stewardship by their time on campus is done.

The College and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to incorporate the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program into its curriculum.

In a statement, The CFI’s Vice President of Strategy and Alliances Clyde Graham says this will fit right in with their focus of innovative, hands on education.

“We are thrilled about the opportunity of exposing future agricultural producers to the 4R programming,” said Graham.

That hands on use of the 4R program will also be used on the college’s student managed farm.

The College’s Dean of Agriculture Sciences Josie Van Lent says it’s an exciting opportunity for their students.

“This partnership allows for our students to participate in real-world applied research as well as develop a valuable understanding of Best Management Practices,” said Van Lent.

The Canadian Fertilizer Institute’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship program: The Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place is a series of Best Management Practices designed to deliver nutrients in the most efficient manner possible.