The Future is Bright at GROWMARK

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting and Agribusiness Symposium was held this week in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s event theme was “Next,” with a focus centered on the innovations and ideas that will lead the future of agriculture and ensure its success. Jim Spradlin, CEO of GROWMARK, sat down for an interview during the Annual Meeting. He discussed the company’s vision …

#FarmProgressShow Runs on @FSServices Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

There are lots of vehicles and farm equipment on the grounds at the Farm Progress Show and it’s GROWMARK FS and STAR Energy that keep them all running. “Not only do we offer the fuel for the field demonstrations, we also do all the generators, the air conditioning and power in the tents, but also during the set up,” says …

Manito Transit Joins @EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

Joanna Schroeder

Manito Transit has become a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership program. A subsidiary of GROWMARK, Manito Transit transports fuels, fertilizers, crop protection products and more via tank trucks throughout the Midwest. The SMARTWAY registrants work with the EPA and adopt tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use. “This partnership reinforces …

4R Approach is Just Good Agronomy

Cindy Zimmerman

Rick Klevze is the location manager at the GROWMARK FS Bloomsbury, New Jersey location and was one of five crop specialists recently named as the first recipients of the new GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award. Klevze, who has over 35 years of experience and has been a Certified Crop Adviser since 1994, believes the 4R approach is a sensible way …

4R Approach is Personal to Ontario Crop Advisor

Cindy Zimmerman

For Chris Snip of Agris Co-operative in Ontario, Canada, the 4R approach to nutrient management is personal. Snip has been a Certified Crop Advisor for 16 years and was one of five crop specialists recently named as the first recipients of the new GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award. “My family and I spend a lot of time in Lake Erie, …

How @GROWMARK Award Winner Supports 4R Concept

Cindy Zimmerman

Jason Wesslund, area manager for the eastern half of Heritage FS in central Illinois, was one of five crop specialists recently named as the first recipients of the new GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award. Wesslund supervises four agronomy locations and four energy territories and also leads education and training of sustainable best management practices at Heritage FS. Wesslund uses the …

Endure 4R Advocate Award Program from @GROWMARK

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK has instituted a new award program to recognize the efforts of crop specialists who excel in engaging farmers by using sustainable, best-management practices. The GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award was just given to five crop specialists in the FS System for working with farmers to increase their use of the 4R approach; applying fertilizers at the right source, right …

GROWMARK Recognizes Crop Specialists

Kelly Marshall

GROWMARK is recognizing the efforts of five crop specialists who have excelled at engaging farmers in using sustainable, best-management practices.  The GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award is given for working with farmers to increase their use of the 4R approach; applying fertilizers at the right source, right rate, right time and right place, and for encouraging growers to use a …

GROWMARK FS Crop Advisers Earn 4R Certification

Kelly Marshall

Sixteen GROWMARK and FS Certified Crop Specialists have passed rigorous exams and demonstrated experience advising farmers on crop production practices to receive their 4R Nutrient Management Specialist (NMS) certification.  The program, run through the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program, equips volunteers with knowledge and skills to manage nutrients in a sustainable manner.  Currently there are about 100 certified specialists in …

Climate FieldView Helps @GROWMARK Customers

Cindy Zimmerman

Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView products are among the most exciting innovations that GROWMARK’s Ron Milby has seen come along for agriculture in the past two decades. “I’ve been involved with precision ag for over 20 years and just having satellite images so you can see what’s going on, that really is a tremendous value,” says Milby, GROWMARK’s executive director for …