T3 Fertilizer Virtual Conference - Trends, Technology, and Transportation

NOVEMBER 04 - 05, 2020 | Virtual

T3 Fertilizer Conference - Trends, Technology, and Transportation combines the best of the North American Fertilizer Transportation Conference (NAFTC) and Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference (FOTC) to help industry professionals gain a deeper understanding of all the factors driving fertilizer supply, demand, and its supply chain - along with the latest in fertilizer technology innovations. 


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Conference Fees

Early Bird Registration: $145 (ends Friday, 10/9/2020)
Regular Registration: $195 (starts Saturday, 10/10/2020 - 11/5/2020)

The registration fee includes:

  • Access to all live conference sessions
  • Access to T3 on-demand recording archive

Payment Options: Credit Cards

 Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. All credit card transactions are processed in U.S. dollars and subject to the current exchange rate. 

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You may cancel and receive a full refund through Friday, October 23, 2020. Please allow up to three weeks for processing. No refunds will be issued after the deadline has passed. (Remember - your one registration fee gives you access to the live event AND all session recordings for viewing at your convenience.)

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Antitrust Policy

TFI’s antitrust policy is included in the conference app. Please review and contact TFI with any questions.

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All session times listed are Eastern Standard Time (U.S.)

November 04

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Opening Remarks and Keynote Session from ESMC
4R’s and Conservation Practices – Opening Carbon Credit Markets Panel Discussion

(Soil & Water Management CEUs: 1)


Debbie Reed, President, ESMC
Amanda Neeley, Senior Manager, Technology and Innovation, Truterra at Land O'Lakes

Moderated by 

Clark Mica, Vice President, Legislative Affairs, TFI


Gain insights into the development of carbon credit markets to compensate farmers who implement nutrient management and conservation practices that sequester carbon in their fields.

Learn about efforts on Capitol Hill to make markets more accessible to farmers; how the Ecosystems Services Market Consortium (ESMC) benefits both farmers and retailers; the role of agricultural retailers and farmer cooperatives in carbon markets; and carbon markets from a farmers perspective.


12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Transportation Track

Moderator: Mike Hamm, Chairman,  TFI Transportation Committee, CF Industries


North American Transportation Outlook, a Panel Discussion


Ed Mortimer, Vice President, Transportation Infrastructure, United States Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Nielson, President of the Grain Growers of Canada


Fertilizer moves year-round and depends on just-in-time inventory logistics and planning. Gain insights from US and Canadian experts on the policies that impact the transportation of fertilizers across North America.

Domestic Fertilizer Infrastructure and Logistics

(Crop Management CEUs: 1)

Speaker: Sam Taylor, Vice President and Farm Input Analyst, Rabobank, NA Food & Agribusiness


Keeping with the transportation theme, Samuel Taylor, Vice President of Farm Input Analyst at RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness will provide insights on fertilizer logistics and infrastructure impacting supply across essential crop nutrients across North America.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Technology Track

Moderated by Dan Partin, Chairman, Fertilizer Industry Roundtable, Arkema - Arrmaz


Innovations in Africa

(Professional Development CEU's: 0.5)

Speaker: Jehiel Oliver, Founder and CEO, Hello Tractor

Infrastructure around the globe is vastly different than in the U.S. Join this session to learn about the innovations happening in Africa to assist farmers from planting to harvesting vital crops.



Changes in Buying Patterns: Distributors Perspective of Timing and Supply Source

(Crop Management CEUs: 0.5)

Speaker: Tobias Hlavinka, President and CEO of American Plant Food Corporation


The fertilizer industry value chain is not a straight line. This session will discuss changes in buying patterns and the impact on timing of product availability, supply sources and pricing from the distributor's perspective.



Closing Remarks & Innovations in Africa Video

Remarks: Corey Rosenbusch

Video, compliments of Hello Tractor

November 05

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Short Term Market Outlook Update Track

Moderated by David Bilby, Chairman, TFI Economics Committee, CF Industries

Short Term Market Outlook: US Major Agriculture Crops

(Nutrient Management CEUs: 1.5)

Speaker: Dan Basse, President Economist, AgResource Company


Fertilizer demand is driven by planted acreage of major crops in the U.S. Specifically in the U.S., 70% of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash is applied to Corn, Wheat, and Soybeans. Join this session to learn a short-term projection of planting acreage for major crops in the U.S.

12:00 pm - 12: 20 pm
Short Term Market Outlook: Nitrogen

Speaker: Alexis Maxwell, Research Director, GreenMarkets

Outlook presentations focus on the factors impacting markets and provide a short-run outlook for the future.

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm
Short Term Market Outlook: Phosphate

Speaker: Andy Jung, Vice President Market and Strategic Analysis, The Mosaic Company 


Outlook presentations focus on the factors impacting markets and provide a short-run outlook for the future.

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm
Short Term Market Outlook: Potash

Speaker: Tarique Hasan, Argus Media


Outlook presentations focus on the factors impacting markets and provide a short-run outlook for the future.

1:05 pm - 1:40 pm
Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potash Q&A Session

(view all three short term market updates on NPK to recieve Nutrient Management CEU's: 1.5)


Speakers: Alexis Maxwell, Andy Jung, and Tarique Hasan



Industry experts will provide short-term supply and demand market outlooks for the 3-macronutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphate, and Potash.

Closing Remarks

Remarks: Corey Rosenbusch, President and CEO, TFI




Corey Rosenbusch

President and CEO

Corey Rosenbusch officially joined TFI as its President and CEO in February 2019. He previously served as President and CEO for the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA).

Before joining GCCA, Rosenbusch lived in Indonesia implementing a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded development project for The Borlaug Institute. Rosenbusch served as the National FFA President, representing the organization at state conventions and agriculture industry events.

Rosenbusch holds a degree in International Development from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University.  He serves as Chair of the Small Business Legislative Council and past chair of the National FFA Foundation’s Individual Giving Council.

Debbie Reed

Executive Director, Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC)

Reed's role in leading ESMC builds on decades of experience in agriculture climate change mitigation and sustainability efforts at the national and international levels. She previously led the Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (C-AGG), a national multi-stakeholder coalition, supporting the development of tools, support systems, knowledge, and programs to improve the quantification of GHG from agriculture.

Amanda Neely

Senior Mgr. Technology & Innovation, Truterra, LLC

Amanda Neely holds a leadership role on the Truterra team at Land O’Lakes. Land O’Lakes, a member-owned agricultural cooperative based in Minnesota, recognizes the importance of providing data driven insights to its member network. The Truterra™ Business provides customized insights and a framework for continuous improvement—creating meaningful impact acre-by-acre. Amanda has a passion for working with technology to deliver rich data insights to conservation and agronomy team members, coop members, and growers.

Clark Mica

Vice President, Legislative Affairs, The Fertilizer Institute

Clark Mica is responsible for directing all of TFI's policy and advocacy efforts and ensuring the fertilizer industry’s voice is heard on Capitol Hill. Prior to joining TFI in 2009, Mica worked as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Relations for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development where he served as the liaison to the White House and Federal Agencies for intergovernmental issues.

Michael Hamm

Director, Transportation, CF Industries

Hamm oversees the transportation of more than 10 million tons of fertilizer annually from production at the company’s nitrogen fertilizer complexes in the U.S. and Canada. Hamm previously served as the company’s Director of Rail, and various roles within the Raw Materials Procurement and Accounting.  Prior to joining CF Industries in 2011, he worked 10 years in various finance and accounting positions. He is currently the Chairman of The Fertilizer Institute for the Transportation Committee and holds a BA in Accounting from LeMoyne College.  

Edward Mortimer

Vice President of Transportation and Infrastructure. U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Mortimer oversees the development and implementation of the Chamber’s transportation infrastructure policy and represents the Chamber on Capitol Hill as well as before the administration and industry organizations. He also leads the Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition, a collaborative effort by business, labor, transportation stakeholders, and concerned citizens to advocate for improved and increased federal investment in the nation’s aging and overburdened transportation system. Mortimer received a bachelor’s of arts in political science from American University and completed an executive management program at Georgetown University. 

Jeff Nielsen

Chair of the Grain Growers of Canada, and farmer near Olds, AB

Jeff earned his Chartered Director (c.Dir) certificate from Degroote School of Business and
McMaster University in 2007. He has farmed since 1980 on land cultivated by his paternal
grandparents, who emigrated from Denmark in 1930. Jeff’s maternal great grandparents were
original homesteader’s northwest of Olds.
Jeff and his husband Tim Hollman, a steam chief (first-class power engineer) at a local natural
gas processing plant, operate their 1,350-acre farm where they grow wheat, barley and canola.
Being a true steward of the land, Jeff practices minimum till and variable rate fertilizer and
seeding rates, following precision agricultural recommendations by their agrologists.
Jeff has been an active member of the agriculture community since 1999, when he was elected
to the board of directors of United Grain Growers. Since then, Jeff has served as a director for
Agricore United, president of the Western Barley Growers Association, board director for the
Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), and director and delegate with the Alberta Barley Commission.

Samuel Taylor

Vice President at Rabobank N.A.

Sam researches the farm inputs sector in North America, focusing on fertilizers, agrochemicals, seeds, and the broader farm economy. He has a decade of professional experience working in the agricultural industry in both the North American and European markets. Prior to joining Rabobank, he worked as an equity analyst for Cleveland Research Company, covering a portfolio of agribusinesses and commodities focused on the North American, South American, and European markets. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Manchester and a postgraduate degree in finance from Regent's University London.

Dan Partin

Chairman, Fertilizer Industry Round Table, Arkema-Arrmaz

Dan Partin has 40+ years of fertilizer and chemical industry experience with Gardinier, Cargill Fertilizer and ArrMaz. He has an extensive phosphate fertilizer production background related to the manufacture of phosphoric acid and granulated fertilizers.

Dan joined ArrMaz in 1995 and has served in multiple sales and management positions while providing technical support for product development in international markets. He has been instrumental in expanding ArrMaz international sales, in particular the opening of ArrMaz’s operations in Brazil, China, Saudi Arabia and Morocco.

In 2007, Mr. Partin was named Vice President of International Business and he presently holds the position of Vice President of Africa and the Middle East. Dan has a Chemical Engineering background and an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration, and is the current Chairman of the Fertilizer Industry Round Table Board of Directors.

Jehiel Oliver

Founder and CEO, Hello Tractor

Hello Tractor is an agricultural technology company that connects tractor owners with smallholder farmers in need of tractor services. He has been honored with numerous awards for his work in social entrepreneurship including being recognized by Foreign Policy Magazine as a Top 100 Global Thinker for 2016. He was appointed under the Obama Administration to serve two years as a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, where he most recently chaired the technology subcommittee. Prior to Hello Tractor, Jehiel worked in consulting and investment banking.

Tobias Hlkavinka

President and CEO, American Plant Food Corporation

Toby M. Hlavinka is currently the President and CEO for American Plant Food Corporation, the second largest distributor in the U.S. of ammonium sulfate and one of largest wholesale distributor of crop nutrients in the Southern agricultural markets. A 4th generation native of East Bernard, TX, Toby maintains his rural roots by serving on the board of his family’s farm equipment business and living in the rural community of East Bernard, TX. Previously, his career encompassed working in the farm equipment business, rice farming, waste processing, owning an independent retail and wholesale fertilizer and chemical business for 15 years, and serving as the National Director of Fertilizer for Helena Chemical Company – the 2nd largest crop input retailer in the U.S.

A second-generation graduate of Texas A&M, Toby earned his BS in Agriculture in 1983. He enjoys working in the agriculture industry and engaging in a common sense approach to fertilizer markets and the increased challenges we face on a daily basis.

David Bilby

Chairman of TFI’s Economics Committee, CF Industries, Inc.

TFI’s Economics Committee Vice-Chairman, David Bilby, is the Director of Market Research, Planning, and Analysis at CF Industries, Inc. In his 10-year tenure with CF Industries, David has held a variety of market analysis positions. David is currently responsible for developing commodity and fertilizer market forecasts and sales planning. David volunteers his time and expertise to a variety of leadership roles including representing CF Industries on the International Fertilizer Industry Association’s Production and International Trade Committee and Agricultural Committee, the Fertilizer Industry Round Table, and with the U.S. Grains Council and U.S. Corn Growers Association’s Ag Industry Council.  

Dan Basse

President, AgResource Company

Mr. Basse is an economist with over 40 years of experience in the commodity business. In 1988, he founded AgResource Company to serve the market research needs of the world agricultural community. He has worked with Professional Farmers of America, Brock Associates, and the ag research division of GNP Commodities in Chicago. Mr. Basse is a member of the CBOT and the ROFEX in Argentina and has offices in Brazil and Switzerland. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Alexis Maxwell

Research Director, Green Markets

Previous positions include market research and sales roles at fertilizer producers SABIC and CF Industries as well as launching a satellite imagery startup focused on agriculture production at Lanworth (now Thomson Reuters Refinitiv). She received an MS/MBA in Agribusiness Management from Purdue University’s School of Agricultural Economics and Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business and a BA from The College of William and Mary.

Andy J. Jung

Vice President, Market and Strategic Analysis, The Mosaic Company

As Mosaic’s Vice President of Market and Strategic Analysis, Andy’s role involves tracking changes in global macroeconomic, agriculture and fertilizer markets, in order to provide analysis to support the company’s short-term operating decisions, as well as the evaluation of strategic initiatives and long term growth opportunities. Andy is also a part of Mosaic’s Commercial Leadership Team. Prior to joining Mosaic in 2013, he served as a market and strategy consultant for 10 years, leading a wide range of assignments for companies around the world pertaining to the agriculture and crop nutrient sectors.

Hasan Tarique

Senior Consultant, Argus Media

Hasan oversees and leads the fertilizer consulting services for the Americas region, with a focus on single-client market studies, feasibility studies, and product valuations. He advises and supports clients ranging from private equity firms, investment banks, equity analysts, commodity traders, distributors, project developers, and producers. Primary focus on market fundamentals, supply chain/logistics, and market strategy across the range of fertilizer products including specialty chemicals, natural gas, and agribusiness.

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