The Fertilizer Institute’s (TFI) board of directors last week elected Chuck Magro, president and CEO of Agrium, as its chairman. Tony Will, president and CEO of CF Industries, was elected vice chairman. Magro and Will will serve two-year terms.
“Chuck and Tony have been leaders throughout my tenure at TFI, and I look forward to working with them to chart a course for 2017 and beyond,” says TFI president Chris Jahn. “Both have a strong commitment to TFI and its work, and I know that our initiatives in the stewardship and sustainability, policy advocacy, and member services arenas will benefit from their guidance.”
TFI’s board also reviewed and provided input on several initiatives that are aimed at fostering positive policy outcomes, gains in documenting industry sustainability, and an increase in on-farm adoption of 4R nutrient stewardship.
The board previewed TFI’s 2016 state of the industry report, which quantifies fertilizer industry progress on sustainability indicators such as worker safety, energy use, the environment and 4R nutrient stewardship. The report, which will be released publicly at the end of February, shows that in 2015 the fertilizer industry invested $5.1 billion in capital infrastructure projects and that the industry significantly outperforms its peers in federal government measures of worker safety.
“We are bringing innovative solutions to our industry’s toughest problems,” says Jahn. “The year ahead will be full of challenges and opportunities. Our members’ engagement will be a key component of our continued success.”