Illinois 4R4U Partnership Launched

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A partnership has been launched between the Illinois Farm Bureau and affiliated county Farm Bureaus, with GROWMARK and a number of FS companies, designed to demonstrate and investigate at the local level the impact and efficacy of 4R nutrient stewardship practices – the right source of nutrient, at the right time, at the right rate, and in the right place. …


GROWMARK Makes Energy Investments

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GROWMARK announced two major energy-related investments last month that provide benefits for the members of the Illinois-based agricultural cooperative. First, GROWMARK acquired a propane terminal in Plattsburg, Missouri which is connected to the ONEOK pipeline, has 270,000 gallons of storage and the capability to load out two trucks at once. “It gives us another asset and access to propane,” said …

Audio, Energy, FS System, GROWMARK, Propane

GROWMARK System Recognized for Ag Data Transparency

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK has become the first agricultural cooperative system to earn the “Ag Data Transparent” seal for ag technology providers, which recognizes GROWMARK for its transparency working with farmers and the standards of privacy and security of data. The Ag Data Transparency seal recognizes the GROWMARK System’s commitment to growers on how farm data is collected, where and how it’s stored …

AFBF, Audio, data, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture

Happy National Co-op Month!

Cindy Zimmerman

National Co-op Month has been celebrated annually in October across the United States for more than half a century and this year’s theme is “Cooperatives Build.” “The cooperative business model continues to perform strongly,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. “While the model has long been one of the hallmarks of rural economies, its reach has greatly expanded to include almost …

Cooperatives, GROWMARK, USDA

New Deadline for GROWMARK Essay Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

2017 is the 24th year for the essay contest sponsored by GROWMARK and participating FS member cooperatives. The contest is for active high-school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri. “Essays will be due now at the end of October, instead of in the spring like we’ve done in the past,” said Karen Jones, GROWMARK Youth and Cooperative Education …

Audio, Cooperatives, Education, GROWMARK

GROWMARK Puts 4R in Focus at #FarmProgressShow

Lizzy Schultz

Nutrient management and stewardship was a hot topic at the 2016 Farm Progress Show, and the team at GROWMARK FS was on hand during this year’s event to speak with growers about a variety of innovative solutions to all of their nutrient management concerns. Tim Berkland, Strategic Agronomy Marketing Manager for GROWMARK, sat down with AgWired’s Cindy Zimmerman to discuss …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK

GROWMARK Sustainability Efforts Focus on Farmer

Lizzy Schultz

GROWMARK’s commitment to sustainability was made evident during the 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium, and Mark Orr, GROWMARK’s Vice President of Agronomy, sat down with AgWired during this year’s event to discuss the ways that the company is working directly with farmers to implement sustainable practices that will improve the long term profitability and success of their farms. …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, GROWMARK, Sustainability

GROWMARK Buzzing For Pollinator Program

Lizzy Schultz

GROWMARK has made an ongoing commitment to ensuring the financial and environmental sustainability of the solutions they offer their growers, and their commitment to sustainability was made evident through several of the programs discussed last week during the GROWMARK Annual Meeting and Agribusiness Symposium. Lance Ruppert, Director of Agronomy Marketing, sat down during the meeting to discuss several of the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Award, Environment, GROWMARK, pollinators, Sustainability

Agrivisor Offers Marketing Solutions For Growers

Lizzy Schultz

Low corn and soybean prices are still placing pressure on growers across the nation, especially with the record yields expected to come out of this year’s harvest season. Cory Winstead, GROWMARK’s Division Manager for Grain Risk, spoke with AgWired during the 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium last week to discuss ways GROWMARK is helping farmers continue to manage …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Economy, Financial, GROWMARK

The 2016 GROWMARK Report

Lizzy Schultz

Five members of GROWMARK’s leadership team kicked off the 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium with a presentation of the 2016 GROWMARK Report, an announcement of the company’s estimated 2016 financial results. The report was presented to an audience of shareholders present at the event. The report was presented by: Mike Woods, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Economy, Financial, GROWMARK