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Endure Advocate Award Winners



Committed to engaging in 4R Nutrient Management and Sustainable Farming Practices with grower customers.

“The program recognizes Crop Specialists within our system that help engage growers in sustainable best management practices on their farming operations,” says Lance Ruppert, GROWMARK Agronomy Executive Director of Marketing and Technology. “These best management practices include helping growers implement the 4R nutrient stewardship principles, assist growers with nitrogen management, promote nitrogen stabilizers, implement nitrogen tracking, the use of MiField Applied Research, and the use of variable rate technology for fertilizer applications.” 

The 4R philosophy takes a science-based approach that offers enhanced environmental protection, increased production, increased farmer profitability, and improved sustainability. The concept is to use the right fertilizer source, at the right rate, at the right time, with the right placement.


Kyle Vogelzang - Evergreen FS


Kyle is a Certified Crop Specialist at our Anchor and Forrest locations. He has almost 8 years of experience in the FS System.

Kyle Vogelzang was selected a one of GROWMARK's five Endure Advocate Award Winners for 2020.  He encourages and assists farmers in managing nutrients to preserve the soil and protects water quality; implements nitrogen management as a system; promotes the use of nitrogen stabilizers; and embraces the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship by using the right source, place, time, and rate of plant nutrients. 

 MORE INFO:  GROWMARK Honors 2020 Endure Advocate Winners

I try and challenge my growers to try ideas that may be new to them but making sure it is tracked throughout the season so they can see for themselves the true results. Some growers will bring me ideas as well, and from there, we develop a comprehensive plan to make those ideas work.
Kyle Vogelzang

Todd Wibben - Evergreen FS


Todd is a Certified Crop Adviser based in Maroa. He has over 30 years of experience in the agricultural industry. Wibben has earned his the 4R Nutrient Management Specialist certification. 

Todd Wibben was selected as one of GROWMARK's five Endure 4R Advocate award winners for 2018.  


4R stewardship is very important to me. I work with growers to help them develop plans with the most efficient use of nutrient purchases and the least amount of environmental impact, while maximizing yields.
Todd Wibben



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