The Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association (IFCA) has hired Kevin Johnson as its Director of Government and Industry Relations, effective January 16, 2013. In this role, Johnson will be responsible for carrying out the legislative and regulatory policy objectives of the IFCA and fostering positive working relationships with state and federal legislators and agency officials, as well as with other industry organizations.
Since 2001, Johnson served as the agricultural liaison for Congressman Tim Johnson, assisting the Congressman and constituents with policy issues including agriculture, energy, water and environmental regulations before the House Agriculture Committee. He grew up on a farm in Champaign/Vermilion counties and earned a degree in agriculture and political science from Illinois State University.
The IFCA represents the crop production input supply and service industry including ag retailers, crop protection and fertilizer manufacturers, distributors and equipment suppliers. IFCA’s mission is to assist and represent its 1,000+ members on issues that impact their business and promote the sound stewardship and utilization of agricultural inputs.
“The ag input industry is a highly regulated industry and IFCA’s ability to successfully manage the many issues that impact our members is critical. We are very happy that Kevin has joined our staff to further strengthen IFCA’s effectiveness in our government and external relations programs” said Jean Payne, President of the IFCA.
The IFCA office is located in Bloomington, IL. For more information about IFCA, visit www.ifca.com.