The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) hosts a number of conferences on an annual basis. Each event is designed to provide TFI members the most current information on industry trends and policy and regulatory issues, while also creating an environment for exceptional networking opportunities with fertilizer industry leaders and decision makers.

For more information regarding any of the Institute’s conferences, please contact TFI Director of Conferences Linda McAbee or TFI Director of Member Services Valerie Sutton .


The Fertilizer Marketing Business Meeting, which is held in February each year, brings together members from each sector of the fertilizer industry for two days of networking and conducting business leading up to the spring planting season. The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held February 12-14, 2018, in San Diego, California.

Future Meetings:
  • February 12-14, 2018
    Manchester Grand Hyatt
    San Diego, CA
  • February 11-13, 2019
    Hyatt Regency Orlando
    Orlando, FL
  • February 17-19, 2020
    JW Marriott
    Palm Springs, CA
  • February 15-17, 2021
    Manchester Grand Hyatt
    San Diego, CA
  • January 31-Feb 2, 2022
    Hyatt Regency Orlando
    Orlando, FL

4R Nutrient Stewardship Summit

The annual 4R Nutrient Stewardship Summit includes a day and a half of sessions and is open to agricultural stakeholders interested in learning more about 4R Nutrient Stewardship efforts and impacts. A wide variety of industry stakeholders, including representatives of key government agencies, are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Future Meetings:
  • June 11-12, 2018
    Embassy Suites
    Des Moines, Iowa

North American Fertilizer Transportation Conference

The North American Fertilizer Transportation Conference is co-hosted by The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and Fertilizer Canada. The meeting provides an opportunity for shippers and carriers to discuss issues of concern and work to reach mutually-beneficial solutions to logistical problems.

Future Meetings:
  • October 21-23, 2018
    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
    Scottsdale, Arizona

TFI World Fertilizer Conference

TFI's largest meeting, the World Fertilizer Conference, draws approximately 800-900 delegates from as many as 60 different countries that represent all sectors of the fertilizer industry. The conference, which takes place each September, provides two days of networking and conducting business with industry leaders.

Future Meetings:
  • October 1-3, 2018
    Westin St. Francis
    San Francisco, CA
  • September 22-24, 2019
    Hyatt Regency Chicago
    Chicago, IL

Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Fertilizer Industry Round Table (FIRT) jointly host the Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference in the fall of each year. The conference is geared towards industry members, financial analysts, business consultants, trade press representatives, agricultural retailers, agronomists, engineers and government economists. Conference participants can expect to gain perspective on the outlook for agriculture and major fertilizer materials and inputs from industry experts. New technology and issues that impact plant nutrition are also key topics of discussion at the conference.

Future Meetings:
  • November 13-15, 2018
    Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
    Jacksonville, FL
  • November 19-21, 2019
    Hyatt Regency Savannah
    Savannah, GA