Learn about the History of GROWMARK

Cindy ZimmermanGrowmark

The year was 1922 and the transition from horsepower to tractors on the farm was the basis for the forming of the Illinois Farm Supply Company, which eventually became the multi-billion dollar, multi-faceted farm cooperative system that is know today as GROWMARK.

In honor of the GROWMARK System’s 85th anniversary this year, a new history section has been added to the cooperative’s website. The anniversary is marked from 1927, when the Illinois Farm Supply Company was chartered under the State of Illinois Cooperative Marketing Act of 1923.

growmark“A company’s future is rooted in its history. And for the GROWMARK System, 85 years of history communicate a clear mission for improving members’ profitability, working together with a strong sense of integrity, and always positioning this network of cooperatives for long-term success,” said Ann Kafer, GROWMARK director of corporate communications and marketing services. “Honoring that rich history with this website is fitting. I’m certain past, present and future employees, directors, and farm customers will learn much and come away proud of the legacy that’s been created by the GROWMARK System.”

The site is designed for the future, with the ability to add eras and events as needed. More videos and photographs will continue to be added in the coming months. The site can be found by clicking on the “Our History” tab on www.growmark.com

It is really pretty interesting and worth a look.