EMMETSBURG, Iowa — Montag Manufacturing was honored to have been selected to receive the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) Water Quality Initiative award. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, recognized Montag Mfg. during the breakfast and award meeting at the Agribusiness Assn. of Iowa Showcase and Conference, Feb. 13, 2019.

  • Award recipients are selected by IDALS for this specific recognition based on the following criteria:
  • Working toward advancement of practices/technologies highlighted in the Iowa Nutrient Strategy (NRS)
  • Helping deliver technical assistance to advance NRS practice implementation
  • Developed/promoting products or fertility programs that improve delivery and use of NRS practices and/or systems of practices
  • Making investments to deliver improvements in nutrient use efficiency/other practices in the NRS
  • Recognized leaders in production and conservation/environmental stewardship.
  • Involved with supporting the NRS and WQI projects

“Improving water quality while achieving maximum usage from the applied nutrients has always been a core part of what we have done and strives to do at Montag. Precision and Ag Stewardship are the future of agriculture and we are proud to be a part of making that possible,” says Anthony Montag, CEO, Montag Manufacturing Inc.

“Roger Montag and his family built their business creating a full line of dry Fertilizer delivery systems. The latest Fortifier line allows for improved high clearance seeding of cover crops, this piece of equipment allows the applicator to improve seeding rates and increase the number of acers covered per hour. Montag Manufacturing has the goal of helping farmers be more profitable as well as being better stewards of the land by encouraging the practice of cover crops, we know that farmers can reduce erosion they can stop the movement of nutrients into water and improve soil health.  And we are thrilled to be able to recognize Montag for that wonderful work that they are doing in innovative approaches to covering more acers and accelerating our adoption of practices.” says IA Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig.