GROWMARK, INC.

Retail farm-supply and grain-marketing cooperative GROWMARK can mark its growth by the grain. A member-owed agricultural co-op, GROWMARK has more than 100,000 members. Under the FAST STOP name, the co-op runs more than 250 fuel stations and convenience stores in the Midwest. Its Seedway subsidiary sells commercial vegetable seed and farm seed for turf, and grains including alfalfa, corn, wheat, and soybeans. GROWMARK also offers fertilizer, seeds, ethanol, biodiesel, and farm financing. Its MID-CO COMMODITIES subsidiary trades grain and offers advice regarding futures and options.

Geograhic Reach

GROWMARK serves farmers in the Midwestern US and Ontario, Canada.

Operations

GROWMARK has a joint venture with the Illinois Farm Bureau, called AgriVisor, that offers free grain and livestock marketing analysis, along with brokerage services, new generation cash grain contracts, and premium management practices.

Strategy

Cooperation is important within and among agricultural cooperatives. A strong believer in the latter part of this principle, GROWMARK has marketing agreements and alliances with, among others, fertilizer maker and distributor CF Industries, pet-food producer PRO-PET, agribusiness company Syngenta, and rural financial services provider, CoBank.

Mergers and Acquisitions

GROWMARK acquires fertilizer storage terminals and transportation infrastructure on a regular basis.

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GROWMARK, INC.


1701 Towanda Ave
Bloomington, IL 61701-2057
Phone: 1 (309) 557-6000
Fax: 1 (309) 8298532
www.growmark.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private Cooperative
  • Vice Chairman: Chet Esther
  • Vice Chairman: Rick Nelson
  • Chairman and President: John Reifsteck

Major Office Locations

  • Bloomington, IL
  • Bloomington, IL

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