GROWMARK Continues Nationwide Scholarship Program

Cindy Zimmerman

For the second year, the GROWMARK Foundation is offering a $1,500 scholarship program for students in the United States and Ontario, Canada, who are pursuing college degrees or trade school certification in an agriculture-related field. “In the past, we offered some smaller regional scholarships but as our business has grown and evolved, we saw a need to provide a scholarship …

Audio, GROWMARK

GROWMARK Announces 2018 Essay Contest Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK has announced the winners of the 2018 GROWMARK essay contest for FFA members. The theme of this year’s contest was “How can cooperatives demonstrate their value to the next generation of agriculturists?” The four state winners are: Ross Tompkins of Smithboro, Illinois Anna Campbell of Hamlin, Iowa Chloe Momphard of Troy, Missouri Audrey Pelikan of Jefferson, Wisconsin Tompkins is …

FFA, GROWMARK

GROWMARK Reports 2017 Numbers, Names Directors

Carrie Muehling

GROWMARK reported $7.3 billion in sales for fiscal year 2017, up from $7.0 billion in 2016. The company shows a pretax income of $91 million, down from $116 million the previous year. “The fiscal year was not without its challenges, with economic conditions putting continued pressure on farm net incomes,” said GROWMARK CEO Jim Spradlin. “Warm winter weather lowered demand …

Agribusiness, GROWMARK

AgriVisor’s Insight Program Kicks Off Eighth Year

Carrie Muehling

Farmers will again have the opportunity in 2018 to commit bushels into the Insight managed bushel program through participating elevators across the Midwest. Participating farmers can choose any or all of four analysts including AgriVisor, who will then price grain out for them during a specific time period. Farmers can commit corn, soybean or wheat bushels to the program. They …

AgWired Precision, Audio, GROWMARK, Marketing

GROWMARK’s Wells Joins ARA Executive Committee

Carrie Muehling

GROWMARK Crop Nutrients Division Manager Rod Wells is the newest member of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) executive committee. Wells has been involved in ARA for a number of years and believes it is an important place to participate. “It’s all about being engaged in the process. It’s about advocating for the industry,” said Wells. “It’s critical that we make …

AgWired Precision, ARA, Audio, GROWMARK

GROWMARK Opens New Tank and Truck Center

Cindy Zimmerman

Bolt cutters instead of scissors cutting through a chain instead of ribbon marked the grand opening of GROWMARK’s new Tank and Truck Center in Morton, Illinois last month. The bolt cutters were a last minute change when weather forced the celebration inside. Tank and Truck Center Sales and Operations Manager Mike Davis says they were supposed to use a blow …

AgWired Precision, Audio, FS System, GROWMARK

FS System Honors Enduring Farms

Carrie Muehling

The FS System is now recognizing farmers who are using sustainable practices that are good for the environment and good for the farm with the Enduring Farms designation. GROWMARK Strategic Agronomy Marketing Manager Tim Berkland said things like using nitrogen stabilizers and programs to monitor the nitrogen in the soil would give farmers points on the scorecard. “One of the …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, FS System, GROWMARK, NAFB

ZimmCast from the #NAFB17 – Part 2

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello folks. The ZimmComm Team is in post-NAFB Convention recovery which includes editing and publishing interviews and other content we created in Kansas City last week. This week’s program includes feature interviews with our sponsors who help make everything happen. In the program we’re featuring interviews with FMC’s Mike Krull about the FMC/Dupont integration, GROWMARK’s Tim Berkland about their Enduring …

Audio, Bayer, FMC, GROWMARK, ZimmCast

MiField by FS Brings Applied Research to Your Field

Carrie Muehling

Today’s farmers can gather all kinds of information about the crops they plant and harvest, but it can be difficult to know how to use that information to enhance yield and increase efficiency. GROWMARK is providing farmers with a tool to help in MiField Applied Research by FS. “We can follow certain procedures and not only have that information relative …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, FS System, GROWMARK, NAFB

FS FAST STOP Retailers Registered as TOP TIER™ Diesel Fuel Sites

Cindy Zimmerman

FS FAST STOP locations are among the first to become registered TOP TIER™ Diesel Fuel sites under a program developed by leading diesel equipment manufacturers who recognized the benefits of additized diesel fuel in their engines. The TOP TIER program, originally launched in 2004, focused on gasoline standards before introducing a diesel fuel standard this September. FAST STOP locations featuring …

AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Energy, Audio, Energy, FS System, GROWMARK