Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
Payne is the President of the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association. She has been with IFCA since 1998 and has served as President since 2004. She is involved in the management of the IFCA including oversight of regulatory and legislative issues that impact the industry as well as programs to provide leadership on nutrient and agrichemical stewardship. Jean received a B.A. in English from Illinois State University. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Ag Retailers Association, The Fertilizer Institute, the Mid America Crop Life Association, the American Agronomic Stewardship Alliance and the Asmark Institute. She lives in Bloomington, IL with her husband Rae.
IFCA’s membership consists of owners, managers and employees of agrichemical retail facilities located in Illinois, as well as representatives of pesticide, fertilizer, seed and equipment manufacturers, distributors and transporters. The majority of IFCA’s 1000+ members are directly responsible for providing the products and services needed by Illinois farmers. IFCA is committed to developing and supporting programs that enhance the safe and efficient handling and use of agricultural inputs.