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About Growmark, Inc.

Agricultural and energy cooperative GROWMARK serves more than 250,000 farm, commercial, and residential customers across the US and in parts of Canada. Under the Growmark FS name, it offers a host of plant food and crop protection products, as well as biotechnology services and training and agricultural marketing and consulting. The company also operates a full-line seed company, Seedway, and provides grain facility planning and grain marketing services. Lastly, GROWMARK's energy business includes the marketing and distribution of fuels, lubricants and greases, and propane and the Fast Stop convenience stores and gas station chain with 230-plus locations across the Midwest.


GROWMARK's operations are divided into five major divisions: agronomy, energy, grain, facility planning, and logistics.

The agronomy division includes products and services in the areas of seeds, plant food, crop protection, and biotechnology, while the energy business includes marketing and distribution services and the Fast Stop convenience store/fuel station chain. GROWMARK provides grain handling and marketing services through its grain division and grain facility planning and consulting through its facility planning division. The company's logistics operations provide for the delivery of more than 150,000 truckloads of products annually to local cooperatives.

Geographic Reach

GROWMARK is headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, and serves customers in more than 40 US states and Ontario, Canada.

Its Seedway business has eight office and warehouse locations in Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida.

Financial Performance

Although not required to publicly release full financials, GROWMARK reported fiscal 2017 revenue of more than $7 billion.


A key element of GROWMARK's strategy is the improvement of its supply chain, which has been called out as one of the four major tenets for growth. In 2018 the company added a new executive position focused on supply chain optimization. 

Company Background

GROWMARK traces its history back to 1920 and the establishment of local cooperatives by Farm Bureau members. One of those cooperatives, Farm Bureau Service Company of Iowa, in the early 1960s merged with Illinois Farm Supply Company (founded in 1927) to form the foundation of what is today GROWMARK. The GROWMARK name started being used in 1980.

Growmark, Inc.

1701 Towanda Ave
Bloomington, IL 61701-2057
Phone: 1 (309) 557-6000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Vice Chairman: Chet Esther
Vice Chairman: Rick Nelson
Chairman and President: John Reifsteck
Employees (This Location): 500
Employees (All Locations): 7,000

Major Office Locations

Bloomington, IL

Other Locations

Harrington, DE
Laurel, DE
Milford, DE
Seaford, DE
Lakeland, FL
Albion, IA
Alburnett, IA
Alden, IA
Alexander, IA
Aplington, IA
Brooklyn, IA
Chapin, IA
Charles City, IA
Colwell, IA
Coulter, IA
Council Bluffs, IA
Des Moines, IA
Dewar, IA
De Witt, IA
Dumont, IA
Eldora, IA
Garner, IA
Garwin, IA
Gladbrook, IA
Grinnell, IA
Hampton, IA
Hansell, IA
Hawkeye, IA
Hazleton, IA
Janesville, IA
Jewell, IA
La Porte City, IA
Lime Springs, IA
Manson, IA
Maynard, IA
Melbourne, IA
Millersburg, IA
Montezuma, IA
New Hampton, IA
Newton, IA
Nora Springs, IA
Onslow, IA
Osage, IA
Oxford, IA
Spencer, IA
State Center, IA
Stuart, IA
Sumner, IA
Thornton, IA
Tipton, IA
Toledo, IA
Urbandale, IA
Van Horne, IA
Vinton, IA
Waterloo, IA
Waukon, IA
Waverly, IA
West Union, IA
Winthrop, IA
Wyoming, IA
Alpha, IL
Anna, IL
Bloomington, IL
Boles, IL
Casey, IL
Champaign, IL
Cobden, IL
Colfax, IL
Dewey, IL
Eldorado, IL
Harrisburg, IL
Jacob, IL
Macedonia, IL
Marion, IL
Morton, IL
Mulkeytown, IL
Murphysboro, IL
Newman, IL
Paris, IL
Pinckneyville, IL
Potomac, IL
Seneca, IL
Sidell, IL
South Roxana, IL
Tolono, IL
Toulon, IL
Tremont, IL
Tuscola, IL
Ullin, IL
Urbana, IL
Yorkville, IL
Lafayette, IN
Wathena, KS
Linkwood, MD
Sudlersville, MD
Pipestone, MN
Bloomsbury, NJ
Bridgeton, NJ
Eastampton, NJ
Albion, NY
Batavia, NY
Caledonia, NY
Gainesville, NY
Kennedy, NY
Sangerfield, NY
Trumansburg, NY
Cincinnati, OH
Cygnet, OH
East Liverpool, OH
Adrian, PA
Bangor, PA
Bellefonte, PA
Carlisle, PA
Codorus, PA
Coplay, PA
Curryville, PA
East Berlin, PA
Eighty Four, PA
Elizabethtown, PA
Emmaus, PA
Leesport, PA
Lewistown, PA
Mifflinburg, PA
Myerstown, PA
Somerset, PA
Towanda, PA
York, PA
Shoreham, VT
Albany, WI
Amherst Junction, WI
Antigo, WI
Argyle, WI
Arlington, WI
Brandon, WI
Brodhead, WI
Darlington, WI
Ixonia, WI
Jefferson, WI
Marshall, WI
Marshfield, WI
Mazomanie, WI
Oconomowoc, WI
Palmyra, WI
Spring Green, WI
Waupun, WI
Wautoma, WI
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Alliston, Canada
Aylmer, Canada
Barrie, Canada
Beeton, Canada
Delhi, Canada
Drayton, Canada
Elmira, Canada
Elmvale, Canada
Grand Valley, Canada
Guelph, Canada
Kitchener, Canada
Lynden, Canada
Milverton, Canada
Monkton, Canada
Norwich, Canada
Stayner, Canada
Tavistock, Canada