GROWMARK Foundation to Provide FFA Jackets

carrie muehling Leave a Comment

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 …

Agriculture Education, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, FFA, Growmark

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 Energy, AgWired Precision, Growmark, Precision Agriculture, technology, Website

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 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

Insight FS Launches New Website

cindy zimmerman

Insight FS launched the new InsightFS.com website this week to better communicate its products, services and customer connection capabilities. “We have a broad base of customers, from homeowners looking for home heating solutions to farmers looking for seed, feed and energy,” said Insight FS Marketing Specialist, Angie Greving. “We built a site that could address the needs of each of …

AgWired Precision, FS System, Growmark

GROWMARK Youth Programs Support 4-H and FFA

cindy zimmerman

It’s National Cooperative Month, it’s also National 4-H Week, and it is the month that National FFA holds its huge annual meeting. In celebration of all that, we talked with Karen Jones, GROWMARK Youth and Young Producer Specialist, about how this agricultural cooperative supports the young people involved in 4H and FFA. “GROWMARK has been a longtime financial supporter of …

4-H, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, cooperatives, FFA, Growmark

Nelson Leaving GROWMARK Board After 28 Years

carrie muehling

Over the course of his 28 years of service on the GROWMARK Board of Directors, Illinois farmer Rick Nelson has seen a lot of change in the organization. When he was elected to the board in 1990, the cooperative operated exclusively in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Nearly 30 years later, GROWMARK has a presence in at least 40 states, as …

AgWired Precision, Audio, cooperatives, Growmark

GROWMARK Embraces Change in Agriculture

carrie muehling

GROWMARK CEO Jim Spradlin said the company’s new strategy – based on the acronym ‘GROW’ – is not just focused on getting bigger. It’s focused on getting better. During a shared address at the company’s annual meeting in Chicago, Spradlin and Board Chairman John Reifsteck reflected back on the past 30 years or more in agriculture, sharing both personal experiences …

AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, cooperatives, Growmark

GROWMARK Collaborates with NRCS on Sustainability

carrie muehling

A Memorandum of Understanding between GROWMARK and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is yet another way the agricultural cooperative is showing a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. “Our goal, or our vision, is to help to enhance the relationship and the knowledge of NRCS and our local FS team members at the local level,” said Liz Hobart, GROWMARK …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Growmark, sustainability