The Fertilizer Institute Board of Directors Meets, Elects Magro as Chairman, Will as Vice Chair

Key Strategy and Initiatives are Reviewed


February 7, 2017
Key Strategy and Initiatives are Reviewed

Scottsdale, Ariz. -- The Fertilizer Institute’s (TFI) Board of Directors today elected Chuck Magro, President and CEO of Agrium, and Tony Will, President and CEO of CF Industries, to serve two-year terms as the board’s chairman and vice chairman respectively.

“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,” said 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.”

During today’s meeting, 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 this month, 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,” said Jahn. “The year ahead will be full of challenges and opportunities and our members’ engagement will be a key component of our continued success.”


The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is the leading voice of the nation’s fertilizer industry. Tracing its roots back to 1883, TFI’s membership includes fertilizer producers, wholesalers, retailers, and trading firms. TFI’s full-time staff, based in Washington, D.C., serves its members through legislative, educational, technical, economic information and public communication programs. Find more information about TFI online at and follow us on Twitter at @Fertilizer_Inst. Learn more about TFI’s nutrient stewardship initiatives at nutrientstewardship.organd on Twitter at @4rnutrients