ZimmCast 624 – #FPS19

Cindy Zimmerman

It was a busy Farm Progress Show this year with great weather and lots to talk about. Happy to have a long weekend to recover from our labor! In this edition of the ZimmCast, you will hear from some of the many voices at #FPS19, including Show Manager Matt Jungmann, BASF External Communications Manager Casey Allen, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, BASF, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK, Syngenta, USDA

GROWMARK Supply Chain Focused on Efficiency

Carrie Muehling

The weather challenges many farmers faced over the past year tested the supply chain for companies like GROWMARK, but the regional cooperative was well equipped to help their customers react to changing conditions like river shutdowns, the need for shorter season hybrids in some cases, and crop protection adjustments. That’s a benefit of working across all of the company’s various …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK

GROWMARK Foundation to Provide FFA Jackets

Carrie Muehling

After the unexpected passing of GROWMARK vice president and long-time employee Mike Builta in April 2019, the GROWMARK Foundation is helping his family to honor his memory by providing FFA jackets to FFA members in Illinois. “In the weeks and the days after his passing, his wife approached us and asked if the GROWMARK Foundation could become a place to …

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GROWMARK Moves Forward with AgValidity

Carrie Muehling

GROWMARK is helping member customers to wade through the new technology available in agriculture with its AgValidity platform. “Ag Validity is really what we’re calling a platform to test and vet out a lot of this new technology,” said Chris Grogan, GROWMARK media relations manager. “So there are upstart companies, there are companies that have been around, and they are …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, GROWMARK, Technology

GROWMARK Launches New Website Design

Carrie Muehling

A new website design is enhancing the user experience for GROWMARK customers. “It is designed to help GROWMARK customers and prospects find the information they need quickly,” said Heather Thompson, manager of digital communications. “Useful tools on the new site include a directory of GROWMARK sales representatives and a locator for GROWMARK crop nutrients terminals.” The new GROWMARK.com is designed …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture, Technology

GROWMARK Serves Energy Customers in Various Ways

Carrie Muehling

GROWMARK continues to serve customers in the energy sector, not just in the Midwest but across much of the United States. The agricultural cooperative markets 2.2 billion gallons on energy products throughout the territory it serves, including gasoline fuel, propane and lubricants. This presence includes 140 different fuel terminals and 235 retail stations. GROWMARK is also the fourth largest propane …

Audio, Cooperatives, Energy, GROWMARK

GROWMARK Launches AgValidity Platform

Carrie Muehling

GROWMARK is partnering with startup technology companies with its AgValidity testing platform to bring new research and developments to its member companies and farmer customers. “We kind of saw this opportunity where we potentially could be the conduit or the connecting point between these really smart, innovative people that had great ideas but maybe didn’t have farm experience or access …

AgWired Precision, Audio, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture

GROWMARK FS Expands Reach into Northern New York

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK FS has just acquired Miller Spraying in Lowville, NY, expanding its footprint in the northern regions of New York. Aaron Miller, who launched Miller Spraying in 2001, will continue in a consultation role and his team will stay on as GROWMARK FS employees. “As GROWMARK FS explored the opportunity of expanding its reach into the North Country and beyond, …

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GROWMARK Announces 2019 Scholarship Program

Carrie Muehling

Students looking to study an agriculture-related field as they continue their education might be able to get some financial help from the GROWMARK Foundation. The GROWMARK Foundation is once again offering a $1,500 scholarship program for students in the United States and Ontario, Canada, pursuing two- or four-year degrees or trade school certification in an agriculture-related field. “As our business …

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GROWMARK Announces 2019 Essay Contest Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK has named state winners of the 2019 essay contest for FFA members. The theme of the contest was “What does the future of agriculture look like to you, and what skills will you need to play a part in it?” The winners are John Schubbe of Peotone, Illinois; Tyler Tessman of Audubon, Iowa; Taylor Case of Russellville, Missouri; Cori …

AgWired Precision, FS System, GROWMARK