Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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IFCA Names Johnson Interim President

Kevin “KJ” Johnson was named interim president and CEO of the Bloomington-based Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association (IFCA) Thursday. Johnson succeeds Jean Payne who retired March 31.
A farm native of Champaign and Vermilion counties, Johnson will manage the organization’s overall operations and oversee regulatory and legislative issues and development of programs promoting stewardship and safety for the fertilizer and agrichemical industry.
Since 2013, Johnson served as IFCA director of government and industry relations and was responsible for legislative and regulatory policy efforts. Prior to joining IFCA, he was an agricultural liaison for former U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, assisting with agricultural and environmental issues before the House Agriculture Committee.
Johnson earned a degree in agriculture and political science from Illinois State University.
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