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In honor of the GROWMARK System’s 85th anniversary, a new history section has been added to the cooperative’s website.
The "Our History" site is designed to be as easy to use for people who want a little information as for those who want to dig deeply into the history of the system.
Users will find seven “eras,” chosen by significant events which impacted the cooperative as it grew from humble beginnings in the 1920s into today’s strong cooperative system. Each era includes a written narrative and a timeline. Video interviews with former chairmen of the board and chief executive officers are also included in relation to important events.
“A company’s future is rooted in its history," said Ann Kafer, GROWMARK director of corporate communications and marketing services. "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.
“Honoring that rich history with this website is fitting. I’m certain that 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
GROWMARK is a regional cooperative providing agriculture-related products and services, as well as grain marketing in 31 states and Ontario, Canada.
GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. The FS brand represents knowledgeable, experienced professionals acting with integrity and dedication to serve more than 250,000 customers.