Dan is the Director of Nutrient Stewardship for the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association. Prior to joining IFCA in 2012, Dan spent 30 years in the ag retail business as an agronomist and plant manager for Illini FS, working directly with growers on improving their yields through agronomic practices and recommendations, and assisting the University of Illinois with on-farm research to improve nutrient efficiency.
Dan has a Master of Science degree in Agronomy from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Professional Agronomist, a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and a 4R Nutrient Management Specialist. Illinois Farm Bureau named Dan CCA of the Year in 2010.
Dan and his family reside in Tolono, Illinois.