New Century FS is Iowa Environmental Respect Winner

John DavisAgribusiness, Growmark

envirorespectawardlogoA regional cooperative that is part of the GROWMARK family has picked up a major environmental award in Iowa. New Century FS of Grinnell, Iowa, was named the Environmental Respect Award winner for the state of Iowa, an award honoring agricultural retailers who excel in stewardship, education, and environmentalism within the industry and in their communities.

“The Vinton facility has given New Century FS employees the satisfaction of being able to better serve our customers, and a sense of pride in being able to show the community that we can protect and improve the environment,” said Jake Jacobs, general manager.

Ongoing safety training and state-of-the-art safety features helped New Century FS win this award. The cooperative is also active in the Vinton community, offering tours to local organizations and supporting community and school groups.

The Environmental Respect Award program is sponsored by DuPont, Farm Chemicals International magazine, and CropLife magazine. Now in its 25th year, the program recognizes excellence on a state, regional, national, and international level. More information can be found at

The New Century FS co-op provides agronomy, energy, facility planning, risk management, and grain products and services in eastern and central Iowa.