ILLINOIS FERTILIZER AND CHEMICAL ASSOCIATION The Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA) represents the interests of the businesses and individuals who provide crop protection, nutrients, equipment, and agronomic services to Illinois farmers. IFCA has more than 1,200 business members statewide and in surrounding states, many of whom have supported this organization since its inception in 1965. The mission of IFCA is to assist and represent the crop production supply and service industry while promoting the sound stewardship and utilization of agricultural inputs. We accomplish this objective by: •  Gathering and communicating useful information important to the business interests and regulatory compliance responsibilities of our members. •  Influencing policy-making processes that affect the industry. •  Developing and fostering high standards of agronomic practices. •  Promoting and encouraging the safe and environmentally sound handling and use nutrients and crop protection products. Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association 14171 Carole Drive Bloomington, IL 61705 (309) 827-2774 www.ifca.com Jean Payne, President jeanp@ifca.com Kevin “KJ” Johnson, Dir. of Government and Industry Relations kj@ifca.com ILLINOIS SEED TRADE ASSOCIATION The Illinois Seed Trade Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1932. We are a member-driven organization ranging from multi-national to family-owned companies dealing in seed and seed-related products in the state of Illinois. The object of the association is to foster the business interests of its members, to support educational institutions and programs of interest to the seed business, and to represent the membership to government agencies, legislative bodies, and other segments of the agricultural industry or any other organizations of interest to the membership. Illinois Seed Trade Association 3105 Research Rd Champaign, IL 61822 Phone: (217) 359-4053 Fax: (217) 359-4075 Richard Denhart, Executive Secretary-Treasurer rdenhart_ista@ilcrop.com 26