Whether it is natural gas prices in Europe or the war in Ukraine, Illinois farmers continue to battle supply chain issues. Learn from KJ Johnson as he discusses the global fertilizer and agri-chemical market and the factors that impact chemical and fertilizer availability for Illinois farmers. Johnson will also discuss strategies for ensuring you have the chemicals you need for your farm in the next growing season.
KJ Johnson is the President of the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association. He has been with IFCA since 2013 and has served as President since 2021. He is involved in the management of the IFCA including oversight of regulatory and legislative issues and the development of programs that promote stewardship and safety for the nutrient and agri-chemical industry.
This presentation was featured at Soybean Summit on February 2, 2023.
As Outreach Agronomist for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), Stephanie supports research efforts and helps communicate both in-field and edge-of-field research and validation studies to Illinois 43,000 soybean farmers. She also helps lead the demonstration and adoption of conservation agriculture practices and raises awareness of best management and continuous improvement practices for conservation agriculture in Illinois.
Stephanie has 23 years of experience that consists of agronomy, conservation, horticulture, plant diagnostics, and education. She has her bachelor’s in crop science and master’s in plant pathology from the University of Illinois. Stephanie is a Certified Crop Advisor and was named the 2018 Illinois Certified Crop Adviser Master Soybean Advisor. She also has experience with corn and soybean pathology research, crop scouting, soil testing, as well as crop consulting. Previously, she utilized her diagnostic training and collaborated with University of Illinois departmental Extension Specialists to diagnose plant health problems and prepare written responses describing the diagnosis and management recommendations as the University of Illinois Plant Clinic.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.