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The Fertilizer Institute hires new Director of Agronomy

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The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has hired Dr Sally Flis as its Director of Agronomy, a new position created to support agronomic efforts related to the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices across the US.

“In the last six years, adoption and support for the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program has grown tremendously, and we continue to see widespread growth as growers, the fertilizer industry work to increase yields while minimising environmental impact,” said Chris Jahn, TFI President. “The addition of Sally to the team gives us the needed bandwidth and experience to continue to support TFI members, growers, and other stakeholder organisations in their implementation of 4R principles in the field.”

In this role, Dr Flis will provide guidance and support for 4R Nutrient Stewardship initiatives and industry efforts related to fertilizer use in the field and for directing agronomic 4R initiatives with stakeholders. This position primarily supports TFI’s stewardship and sustainability programmes, but also provides guidance to TFI’s government and public affairs departments regarding relevant policy, legislation, publications and outreach.

Dr Flis has more than 15 years worth of experience working in agriculture, most recently as the feed and crop support specialist at Dairy One in Ithaca, New York, where she provided technical support for three laboratories and developed reference materials for use by animal nutritionists, agronomists and producers. Previously, she was responsible for developing 35 nutrient management plans in New York and Vermont, while also working to help plan large-scale nutrient management initiatives in Vermont.

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