GROWMARK Debuts New Website

John Davis

GROWMARK has unveiled a new company website. Company officials say the old site had been around for the last five years, and it was time for a change. “[C]ombined with the adoption of responsive design technology, we believe users will have a better experience on the redesigned website.” [Cliff Dolbeare, GROWMARK’s corporate strategic development manager] said the new site will …

Agribusiness, GROWMARK, Website

GROWMARK Foundation Helps Educate About Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

At the GROWMARK/FS Services exhibit during the Farm Progress Show this past week, Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom received the latest in a long line of generous contributions to their efforts from the GROWMARK Foundation. Amy Bradford, who manages the foundation efforts, says they contributed another $70,000 this year as part of an annual donation to help improve ag literacy …

Audio, Education, Farm Progress Show, FS System, GROWMARK

HiSoy Golden Sweepstakes Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Matt Davis and his son Adam who farm near Mendota, Illinois are going home from the Farm Progress Show this week with a Meridian Seed Tender, courtesy of GROWMARK and Grainco FS in honor of the 50th anniversary of HiSoy soybeans. “It’s fantastic, I didn’t actually believe it at first,” said Davis when he was awarded his prize at the …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, FS System, GROWMARK, Seed, Soybean

Feed the Hungry with @FSServices at #FPS15

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK and the FS System are the folks who make the Farm Progress Show grow and go – so you definitely should stop by and visit them on the corner of Central and Eleventh before the show ends on Thursday afternoon. “We are the official fuel and agronomic sponsor of the field demonstrations here,” says Rachel Moore with the GROWMARK …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Food, FS System, GROWMARK

Friend of @GROWMARK Honored

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Robert A. Easter, University of Illinois President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, was honored with the “Friend of GROWMARK” award at the GROWMARK annual meeting in Chicago today. Dr. Easter assumed the presidency of the University of Illinois July 2012. He spent his entire 40-year career as a senior administrator and faculty member on the Urbana-Champaign campus, where he earned …

Cooperatives, FS System, GROWMARK, University

GROWMARK Reports Estimated Year-End Financials

Cindy Zimmerman

At the GROWMARK annual meeting in Chicago today, CEO Jim Spradlin reported the estimated year-end financial results for the cooperative to stakeholders in attendance. For fiscal year 2015, the unaudited, estimated sales for GROWMARK are reported to be $8.8 billion with pretax income is estimated at $140 million. An estimated $61 million in patronage refunds will be returned to GROWMARK …

Cooperatives, FS System, GROWMARK

GROWMARK FS Ready for 2015 Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK and the FS System always go all out when the Farm Progress Show is held in their home state of Illinois and this year will be no exception. I talked with GROWMARK Marketing and Communications Manager Beverly Long recently on a visit to the cooperative’s Bloomington headquarters about what they have planned for the show, which starts next week. …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, FS System, GROWMARK

“Ahead of the Curve” Theme for @GROWMARK Annual

Cindy Zimmerman

As one of the nation’s largest, oldest, most profitable and most respected farmer cooperatives, GROWMARK has always been ahead of the curve, so it is an appropriate theme for this year’s annual meeting, coming up August 27-28 at the Hilton Chicago. “We do think that GROWMARK and the FS System are ahead of the curve,” says GROWMARK Corporate Relations Manager …

Audio, Cooperatives, GROWMARK

GROWMARK Names Summer Exploring Agriculture Interns

John Davis

GROWMARK has named the newest members of its summer Exploring Agriculture Intern program. This news release from the company says the program helps bridge the gap between students and faculty at the two year community and/or technical college level and the GROWMARK system retail companies. “We are striving to provide students with hands-on agronomic experiences, allowing them to gain a …

GROWMARK, Intern

Future of Crop Science Institute Attracts Students

John Davis

Des Moines, Iowa, recently played host to 62 student delegates meeting for the inaugural Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Crop Science Institute. This news release from the group says this one of four AFA Leader Institutes, which connect passionate, talented college students from 25 universities from 21 different states to various sectors of the agriculture industry. “Career exploration is an …

AFA, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Crop Science, Dow AgroScience, Dupont, GROWMARK, Syngenta