Chris Jahn

President Telephone: (202) 515-2700 Facsimile: (202) 962-0577

The Fertilizer Institute
Capitol View
425 Third Street, S.W., Suite 950
Washington, D.C.  20024

Biography

Christopher L. Jahn is president of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), the fertilizer industry’s national trade association.  As TFI president, Jahn works to represent, promote and protect a sound fertilizer industry through legislative and regulatory activities and to promote a favorable public image of the fertilizer industry and agriculture.  Jahn also serves as president of the Nutrients for Life Foundation (NFL).

States and Fertilizer Industry Collaborate to More Efficiently Report Tonnage Data

7/30/2013 Contact: Kathy Mathers

WASHINGTON – Michigan, South Carolina and Georgia are ready to go paperless.

Phosphate Subcommittee

Tier 4

Current Members:

Burl Ackerman, Simplot
Michael Brom, PotashCorp
Adam Diamond, Agrium U.S. Inc.
Wade Foster, The Fertilizer Institute
Judith George, PCS Administration (USA), Inc.
Jeff Grussing , Agrium Inc.
Mary Hartney, Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association
John Hewson, PotashCorp
David Huck, Simplot
Clint Humphreys, Agrium Inc.
David Jellerson, The Mosaic Company
Tim Jestness, PCS Phosphate
Todd Kenny, The Mosaic Company
Chris Leason, Gallagher & Kennedy, PA
J. Wayne Maxie, Agrium U.S. Inc.
Andy O'Hare, The Fertilizer Institute
Alan Prouty, Simplot
Chelly Reesman, Simplot
Ross Smith, PotashCorp
Terry Uhling, Simplot
Patrick van der Voorn, The Mosaic Company
Debbie Waters, The Mosaic Company

Product Quality and Technology

Tier 4
Manages TFI engagement with AAPFCO and coordinates other fertilizer standard setting efforts.
Chair: 
Pat Johnson, Loveland Products
Vice Chair: 
Brian White, CF Industries
TFI Contact: 
Wade Foster

Manages TFI engagement with AAPFCO and coordinates other fertilizer standard setting efforts.

Current Members:

Debe Allen, PotashCorp
Aaron Apostolico, The Mosaic Company
David Benefield, Frit Industries, Inc.
Steve Bohan, Koch Fertilizer LLC
Fred Carney, Koch Fertilizer LLC
Bob Cashdollar, Quad Chemical Corporation
Kerry Cooner, Agrium Inc.
Bette Jo Evans, The Mosaic Company
Marc Gilbertson, CVR Partners, LP
William Hall, The Mosaic Company
William Hill, Compass Minerals
Michael Hojjatie, Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
Klaas Hutter, Shell International Petroleum Company Limited
Barbara James, PotashCorp
Jim Jenkins, Agrium Inc.
Don Jernstrom, The Mosaic Company
Tim Jestness, PCS Phosphate
Pat Johnson, Crop Production Services
Eric Johnson, Chemical Dynamics, Inc.
Drew Lemcke, Nachurs Alpine Solutions Corp.
Julie Mills, Helena Chemical Company
Deena Newell, Everris NA Inc.
Dan Pannell, Compass Minerals
John Peterson, Wilbur-Ellis Company
Elisabeth Price, Yara North America, Inc.
Mary Provance-Bowley, Harsco Minerals
Craig Robinson, FBSciences, Inc.
Hugh Rodrigues, Thornton Laboratories Testing & Inspection Services, Inc.
Aaron Romito, Helena Chemical Company
James Samuelson, Simplot
Scott Schertz, Schertz Aerial Service, Inc.
Sanford Siegel, CF Industries, Inc.
Lyndon Smith, Bio Huma Netics, Inc.
Brian Spencer, CF Industries, Inc.
Lisa Strong, Simplot
Donald Thomas, CF Industries, Inc.
Mark Trostle, Agrium Inc.
Michael Twining, Willard Agri Service of Lynch
Lucia Villavicencio, ICL/Everris
Brian White, CF Industries, Inc.
Debbie Ziehr, The Andersons, Inc.

Environment Health, Safety and Security

Tier 4
Coordinates TFI advocacy on environment, health, safety and security issues.
Chair: 
David Jellerson, Mosaic
Vice Chair: 
Debe Allen, PSC
TFI Contact: 
Wade Foster & Justin Louchheim

Coordinates TFI advocacy on environment, health, safety and security issues.

Current Members:

Deedra Allen, The Mosaic Company
Debe Allen, PotashCorp
Bill Angstadt, Delaware Maryland Agribusiness Assn.
Rose Ayers, Agribusiness Association of Iowa
Ted Baker , PotashCorp
Steve Beckel , PotashCorp
Craig Boudle, Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc.
Michael Brom, PotashCorp
Robert Brown, CALAMCO
Barbara Cabot, Dyno Nobel Inc.
Lorine Card, The Mosaic Company
Bob Cashdollar, Quad Chemical Corporation
Pietro Catizone, TRC Environmental Corporation
Alison Clark, The Mosaic Company
Jennifer Cogswell, Koch Agronomic Services
Kerry Cooner, Agrium Inc.
Phil Crnkovich, Rentech Nitrogen
Mike DeNeve, The Mosaic Company
Paul Derig, Simplot
Adam Diamond, Agrium U.S. Inc.
Paul Duckworth, PotashCorp
Alicia Duke, Simplot
David Dunlap, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC.
Bill Easterwood, Yara North America, Inc.
Lon Fields, CF Industries, Inc.
Larry Fitzwater, El Dorado Chemical Company
John Foster, CF Industries, Inc.
Ken Fry, Willard Agri Service of Lynch
Judith George, PCS Administration (USA), Inc.
Marc Gilbertson, CVR Partners, LP
Mark Gleason, Wilbur-Ellis Company
Greg Groves, Crop Production Services
Jeff Grussing, Agrium Inc.
William Hall, The Mosaic Company
Ted Hartman, Agrium
Steve Hess, Agrium U.S. Inc.
John Hewson, PotashCorp
Noel Hsu, Orica USA Inc.
Clint Humpherys, Agrium Inc.
Diana Jagiella, The Mosaic Company
David Jellerson, The Mosaic Company
Jim Jenkins, Agrium Inc.
Tim Jestness, PCS Phosphate
Mark Kaplan, The Mosaic Company
Todd Kenny, The Mosaic Company
Roger King, Yara North America, Inc.
Lisa Lannon, The Mosaic Company
Bill Marshall, Koch Fertilizer LLC
Maite Martinez, SQM S.A. Chile
J. Wayne Maxie, Agrium U.S. Inc.
Pat McCullough, Koch Fertilizer LLC
Mark McDonald, Intrepid Potash, Inc.
Alicia Meads, CF Industries, Inc.
Bethany Niec, The Mosaic Company
Stan Norlander, Agrium Inc.
Elizabeth Paredes, CF Industries, Inc.
Janelle Pepe, CF Industries, Inc.
J. Billy Pirkle, Agrium Retail
Alan Prouty, Simplot
Josh Regan, Agrium Inc.
Aisha Reynolds, Compass Minerals
Leon Roegiest, CF Industries, Inc.
Kelvin Roth, CF Industries, Inc.
Bret Rowe, Simplot
Van Rucker, Intrepid Potash, Inc.
Melody Russo, Nutra-Flo Company
Chuck Schwede, CHS Inc.
Bill Shelton, The Mosaic Company
Don Smith, Yara North America, Inc.
Lyndon Smith, Bio Huma Netics, Inc.
Ross Smith, PotashCorp
Cliff Snyder, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
Sarah Sorenson, The Mosaic Company
Roger Stacy, Agrium Inc.
Alex Stege, CF Industries, Inc.
Jessica Theriault, The Mosaic Company
Donald Thomas, CF Industries, Inc.
Shelley Thornton, The Mosaic Company
Patrick van der Voorn, The Mosaic Company
Debbie Waters, The Mosaic Company

Climate Change and Energy

Tier 4
Coordinates TFI advocacy on climate change and energy supply, efficiency and utilization.
Chair: 
Catherine Haggett, Koch
Vice Chair: 
Adam Diamond, Agrium
TFI Contact: 
Andy O’Hare & Wade Foster

Coordinates TFI advocacy on climate change and energy supply, efficiency and utilization.

Current Members:

Neil Beckingham, Mosaic Feed Ingredients
Doug Beever, Agrium Inc.
James Byrum, Michigan Agri-Business Association
Lorine Card, The Mosaic Company
Bob Cashdollar, Quad Chemical Corporation
Alison Clark, The Mosaic Company
Steve Davis, The Mosaic Company
Adam Diamond, Agrium U.S. Inc.
Anita Foster, The Mosaic Company
Brian Gilbertson, Agrium Inc.
Marc Gilbertson, CVR Partners, LP
Jeff Grussing, Agrium Inc.
Catherine Haggett, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC.
Ted Hartman, Agrium
Audrea Hill, PotashCorp
Terry Huch, CF Industries, Inc.
Mark Kaplan, The Mosaic Company
Valerie Kazlauskas, CF Industries, Inc.
Doug Larocque, The Mosaic Company
Steve Lomax, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC.
Alicia Meads, CF Industries, Inc.
Rosemary O'Brien, CF Industries, Inc.
Paul Poister, Agrium U.S. Inc.
Alan Prouty, Simplot
Cliff Snyder, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
Sarah Sorenson, The Mosaic Company
Alex Stege, CF Industries, Inc.
Eileen Stuart, The Mosaic Company
Don Sturtevant, Simplot
Jessica Theriault, The Mosaic Company
Shelley Thornton, The Mosaic Company
Kelly Wazney, Agrium Inc.

Transportation

Tier 4
Coordinates TFI advocacy on transportation issue in conjunction with the Canadian Fertilizer Institute, including those affecting transport by rail, waterway and highway; hosts biannual Transportation Conference.
Chair: 
Kevin Flahive, Koch
Vice Chair: 
Dale Marantz, Agrium
TFI Contact: 
Justin Louchheim

Coordinates TFI advocacy on transportation issue in conjunction with the Canadian Fertilizer Institute, including those affecting transport by rail, waterway and highway; hosts biannual Transportation Conference.

Current Members:

Mark Araquistain, Simplot
Mark Auchampach, Simplot
Tom Bayliss, Eldon C. Stutsman Inc.
Jeff Blair, Intrepid Potash, Inc.
Julie Blood, CVR Partners, LP
Chris Bohn, CF Industries, Inc.
Robert Brown, CALAMCO
Lorine Card, The Mosaic Company
Scott Carter, Agrium Inc.
Bob Cashdollar, Quad Chemical Corporation
Alison Clark, The Mosaic Company
David Cobb, CHS Inc.
Lyndon Denton, Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc.
Adam Diamond, Agrium U.S. Inc.
Mike Dreyer, Compass Minerals
Paul Duckworth, PotashCorp
Kelly Ehmcke, CF Industries, Inc.
Kevin Flahive, Koch Fertilizer LLC
Tom Flynn, The Mosaic Company
Ken Fry, Willard Agri Service of Lynch
Brian Gilbertson, Agrium Inc.
Mark Gleason, Wilbur-Ellis Company
Matthew Holtz, PotashCorp
Leslie Jackson, United Suppliers, Inc.
Kevin Johnson, Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association, Inc.
Mark Kaplan, The Mosaic Company
Todd Kenny, The Mosaic Company
Catherine King, Canadian Fertilizer Institute
Charles Lidicker, CF Industries, Inc.
Paul Lohr, CF Industries, Inc.
Ron Lutzer, Agrium Inc.
Dan Mack, CHS Inc.
Tracy Mack, GROWMARK, Inc.
Dale Marantz, Agrium Inc.
Margaret McCandless, Intrepid Potash, Inc.
Pat McCullough, Koch Fertilizer LLC
Ray McKeithan, PotashCorp
Alicia Meads, CF Industries, Inc.
Peter Minwegen, CF Industries, Inc.
Raymond Paul, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC.
Emily Pearce-Rayner, Canadian Fertilizer Institute
Janelle Pepe, CF Industries, Inc.
Steve Rawlins, The Mosaic Company
Aisha Reynolds, Compass Minerals
Pete Rucks, CF Industries, Inc.
Mark Simmons, Yara Belle Plaine Inc.
Todd Steen, Agrium Inc.
Alex Stege, CF Industries, Inc.
Bill Taft, GROWMARK, Inc.
Mike Weingardt, Agrium Inc.
Carla White, The Mosaic Company
Charles Whittington, Grammer Industries, Inc.
Greg Yont, Agrium, Inc.
Ken Zintak, CF Industries, Inc.

Conference Advisory

Tier 3
Advises TFI on the content, scope, venue and other critical details associated with major TFI conferences and meetings.
Chair: 
Stephen Dowdle
TFI Contact: 
Linda McAbee

Advises TFI on the content, scope, venue and other critical details associated with major TFI conferences and meetings.

Current Members:

Stephen Dowdle, PotashCorp
Darin Peterson, Gavilon Fertilizer Inc.
Larry Taylor, A. J. Sackett & Sons Company
Shelley Weathers, UKT Chicago, Inc.

Government Affairs

Tier 3
Coordinates TFI’s public policy advocacy programs; manages TFI engagement with the federal government on priority issues.
Chair: 
Rosemary O’Brien, CF Industries
Vice Chair: 
Chuck Spencer, GROWMARK
TFI Contact: 
Andy O’Hare

Coordinates TFI’s public policy advocacy programs; manages TFI engagement with the federal government on priority issues.

Current Members:

Deedra Allen, The Mosaic Company
Debe Allen, PotashCorp
Kathy Beach, Agrium Inc.
Doug Beever, Agrium Inc.
Jeff Blair, Intrepid Potash, Inc.
Gina Bowman, CVR Partners, LP
Graham Boyd, Plant Food Association of North Carolina Inc.
Lorine Card, The Mosaic Company
Bob Cashdollar, Quad Chemical Corporation
Alison Clark, The Mosaic Company
Monica Conway, The Fertilizer Institute
Lyndon Denton, Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc.
Adam Diamond, Agrium U.S. Inc.
Mark Dunn, Simplot
Jim Fitzgerald, Far West Agribusiness Association
Larry Fitzwater, El Dorado Chemical Company
Anita Foster, The Mosaic Company
Sarah Gallo, CHS Inc.
Catherine Haggett, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC.
Diana Jagiella, The Mosaic Company
Kevin Johnson, Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association, Inc.
Mark Kaplan, The Mosaic Company
Todd Kenny, The Mosaic Company
Ray McKeithan, PotashCorp
Brooke McMullin, International Raw Materials LTD
Alicia Meads, CF Industries, Inc.
Rosemary O'Brien, CF Industries, Inc.
Raymond Paul, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC.
Janelle Pepe, CF Industries, Inc.
Paul Poister, Agrium U.S. Inc.
Alan Prouty, Simplot
Scott Schertz, Schertz Aerial Service, Inc.
Chuck Spencer, GROWMARK, Inc.
Alex Stege, CF Industries, Inc.
Eileen Stuart, The Mosaic Company
Mark Trostle, Agrium Inc.
Tom Tunnell, Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association
Gary Vogen, Yara North America, Inc.
Larry Voigt, United Suppliers, Inc.
Debbie Waters, The Mosaic Company
Charles Whittington, Grammer Industries, Inc.

Advocacy Advisory

Tier 3
Oversees implementation of the TFI advocacy plan.
Chair: 
Doug Beaver, Agrium
TFI Contact: 
Andy O’Hare

Oversees implementation of the TFI advocacy plan.

Current Members:

Doug Beever, Agrium Inc.
John Engelen, CHS Inc.
Keith Espelien, Compass Minerals
Kathy Beach, Agrium Inc.
Alison Clark, The Mosaic Company
Adam Diamond, Agrium U.S. Inc.
Mark Dunn, Simplot
Sarah Gallo, CHS Inc.
Catherine Haggett, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC.
Jake Hamlin, CHS Inc.
Mark Kaplan, The Mosaic Company
Alicia Meads, CF Industries, Inc.
Rosemary O'Brien, CF Industries, Inc.
Thomas C Pasztor , PotashCorp
Chuck Spencer, GROWMARK, Inc.
Eileen Stuart, The Mosaic Company
Gary Vogen, Yara North America, Inc.
Chet Reynolds, PotashCorp