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2014 Summer/Fall IFCA Newsletter

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Condolences To Mark Kessinger Family

We were very saddened to learn that IFCA member Mark Kessinger, co-owner of Chatsworth Ag passed away this week after a battle with cancer.  Mark was always present at IFCA events and a strong believer in the value of the ag retailer to the industry as a whole.  He was a great guy and will be greatly missed.    Mark was just 52, an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing golf at the El Paso Country Club, Pontiac Elks and participated in the IFCA golf outings.  He was a member of the El Paso-Gridley Athletic Booster ...

IFCA Member Passes

Longtime IFCA member, Paul Davis, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013.  A forty year carreer in the industry, Paul worked for Ciba Geigy and Wyffel Hybrids retiring in 2005.  Funeral Mass was held at 10:00 a.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.  Memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society-Hope Lodge, 411 Second Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901.

IFCA Winter Convention & Tradeshow

Mark your calendars for the 2014 IFCA Winter Convention and Tradeshow.  The dates of the show are January 20-22, 2014 at the Peoria Convention Center.  The Pere Marquette hotel has completed renovations thereby making the hotel available for the convention. 

IFCA Winter Convention & Tradeshow

Mark your calendar for the upcoming IFCA Winter Convention & Tradeshow.  The dates for the 2014 show are January 20-22 at the Peoria Convetion Center.  The Pere Marquette Hotel has also completed renovations thereby making it available once again.  

Illinois Senate and House Pass HB 2273

Yesterday afternoon the Illinois Senate passed HB 2273 on a 52-0 vote.  Earlier in the session, the Illinois House passed the same bill on a 109-0 vote.  HB 2273 clarifies the original Weights & Measures Act which has been interpreted at different IFCA member locations throughout the state.   IFCA expects this bill will better clarify the act which has been a top priority for IFCA in Springfield this session.   Major changes in the bill include: •             The word “new” is deleted so ...


Don't forget to mark your calendar for MAGIE 2013.  The dates for MAGIE this year are August 21-22, 2013 held once again at the McLean County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, IL.  Registration forms will go out after the Fourth of July with online registration availble July 1, 2013.