Corey Rosenbusch has been named the new president and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute. He’ll start at TFI in February.

Rosenbusch has been at the Global Cold Chain Alliance for the last 14 years and has served as the group’s president since 2012. Prior to his time there, Rosenbusch lived in Indonesia implementing a USDA-funded development project for The Borlaug Institute. The Harvard and Texas A&M graduate is also a former National FFA President and a past chair of the National FFA Foundation’s Individual Giving Council.

“As a former National FFA President and the son of an agricultural science teacher, I am excited to return to my agriculture roots,” Rosenbusch said in a TFI release. “Given fertilizer’s contribution to 50% of global food production and my 17 years in the food industry, I am excited to contribute a unique perspective to the story fertilizer plays in feeding the world.”

TFI Chairman Tony Will said Rosenbusch’s “excellent track record at GCCA is indicative of the talents he brings to TFI.”

“Corey’s strategic and entrepreneurial mindset will be a tremendous asset to TFI as it advocates for the safe, secure, and sustainable production, distribution and use of all plant nutrition products,” he said.

Rosenbusch will be charged with leading TFI’s efforts to “represent, promote and protect the fertilizer industry,” goals stated as the group's mission.

Rosenbusch succeeds Chris Jahn, who left TFI in October to lead the American Chemistry Council.

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