Micronutrient Manufacturers Association Joins Forces with The Fertilizer Institute
The Micronutrient Manufacturers Association (MMA) announced plans to enter into a partnership with The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). Under the partnership agreement, members of the MMA will become TFI members effective January 1, 2019. The MMA will continue to operate as a committee within TFI with regularly scheduled meetings.
“Micronutrients are essential to plant nutrition and play a key role in nutrient management planning under the 4R (use of the right fertilizer source, right rate, right time and right place) framework,” said TFI President and CEO Chris Jahn. “We are eager to hit the ground running and grow support of this vital sector of the industry through TFI’s top notch programs.”
“The Micronutrient Manufacturers Association mission is to promote the value of micronutrients to diverse groups in our society. The audience includes growers, agronomists, agribusiness retailers, consumers, legislators, dieticians, health care professionals and environmentalists,” said MMA Chairman Dale Edgington. “This new partnership with TFI will expand the resources we have to tell the important story of fertilizers part in feeding the world.
“Our industry is at its best when we pool our resources to achieve shared goals,” continued Jahn. “We extend our sincere thanks to MMA’s members for pursuing this avenue of cooperation and engaging with the rest of TFI’s membership as a common voice for the fertilizer industry.”
“On behalf of MMA’s members, I would like to extend my thanks to Steve Beckley, who is retiring after having managed MMA over the past 10 years,” said Edgington. “We look forward to engaging with the wider membership of TFI and furthering our common goals of educating consumers and public policy makers about the benefits of balanced nutrition for crops and the impact that all 17 essential elements have on society and the environment.”