What others are saying about NutrientStar
Companies, Ag Associations and Farmers

Campbell Soup Company

“Campbell is committed to growing and sourcing ingredients as sustainably as possible while supporting farmers in their stewardship efforts. NutrientStar will provide science-based review of fertilizer efficiency tools so that farmers and companies can invest in the best available technologies and products to optimize their crop.”
— Dan Sonke, Manager of Agricultural Sustainability Programs at Campbell

Kellogg Company

“At Kellogg, we strive to make great-tasting food people love. People care about where their food comes from, the people who grow and make it, and that there’s enough for everyone. NutrientStar is a great tool for farmers to ensure the highest quality ingredients for our foods.”
— Amy Braun, Senior Sustainability Manager at Kellogg Company

National Corn Growers Association

“Our corn farmers rely on a growing set of tools to help make better decisions to improve entire farm sustainability. The NutrientStar review system can help us find solutions that are tested and effective – saving time and money while promoting better yields, improved economics and healthier soils.”
— Chip Bowling, Newburg, Maryland; President, National Corn Growers Association

Smithfield Foods

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the positive response to Smithfield’s MBGro program, which offers free agronomic advice to independent grain growers to help them improve productivity, profitability and sustainability. The program also offers farmers free trials of precision agriculture tools that help to improve fertilizer applications and soil health. NutrientStar is the perfect complement to MBGro because it provides growers certainty that the tools we’re recommending work as advertised.”
— Kraig Westerbeek, VP of Engineering and Environmental Support Services, Smithfield Foods


“At Unilever, our purpose is to help make sustainable living commonplace. Through our sustainable sourcing goals, Unilever is working to find the best ways to support farmers in their sustainability efforts. NutrientStar is a great instrument for growers to utilize to help determine which tools work best for achieving tangible environmental results.”
— Stefani Grant, Senior Manager, External Affairs and Sustainability at Unilever

Growers and Ag Experts

Keith Alverson, Corn & Soybean Farmer & President, South Dakota Corn Association (South Dakota)

“The more information growers have on the tools and technologies available to them, the better choices we can make to save money and protect the land. NutrientStar will help growers keep their strong tradition of stewardship.”

Brent Bible, Corn & Soybean Farmer, Farmer of the Soil Health Partnership (Indiana)

“As a corn producer, my highest input cost after land and seed is fertilizer, specifically nitrogen. A tool that can objectively verify, with confidence, ways to make more efficient use of this input will absolutely help us save money and reduce our environmental footprint. In a time where profit may be measured in single dollars per acre, NutrientStar has can positively impact the economic return for our operation.”

Todd Hesterman, Farmer and Certified Crop Adviser (Ohio)

“We really don’t know which nutrient management tools work, since there isn’t adequate data to prove their efficacy. I welcome NutrientStar as a way to help me make better decisions on fertilizer efficiency products.”

Bruce Knight, Consultant and former Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service

“The more we can help farmers meet the dual challenges of increased production and greater fertilizer efficiency, the better off we’ll be. Programs like NutrientStar that step into the void by providing third-party, unbiased efficacy information and ratings not served by university or government agencies is a big step forward in helping them meet those challenges.”

Fred Yoder, Farmer and Chairman of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (Ohio)

“The Paris Climate Accord didn’t include specifications for agriculture, but that won’t stop global momentum for climate-smart agriculture practices. Agriculture must do its part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and farmers must adapt to climate change impacts. They are invested in stewardship because land is their livelihood, and resilience must constantly be improved. Margins are tight these days, so it makes great sense to strive to do better in stabilizing the nutrients in the soil profile. NutrientStar is a proven way to help farmers reduce the environmental impacts of farming, with great potential for reducing input costs. NutrientStar is an important tool for moving the ag industry towards adoption of climate-smart practices.”