FS Cooperatives Earn Performance Award

Five FS member cooperatives have been recognized by GROWMARK, Inc. for business performance improvement during the GROWMARK’s recent annual meeting in Chicago.

GROWMARK measures the improvement in the performance of member cooperatives based on return on invested capital. Over a five-year time frame, each cooperative’s return on invested capital improvement is measured in comparison to other cooperatives in the System. From this measurement, the Performance Improvement Award was developed.

The cooperative with the highest degree of improvement was Ag View FS, Inc., Princeton, IL. Mark Orr is the manager and Ron Pierson is president.

Ranking second was Lincoln Land FS, Inc., Jacksonville, IL. Keith Hufendick is the general manager. Joe Pickrell is the president.

In third place was Conserv FS, Inc., Woodstock, IL. David Mottet is the manager, and John Henning is the president.

In fourth place, Vineland Growers Co-operative, Ltd., Jordan Station, ON. George Mitges is the manager and Phil Tregunno is the president.

Ranking fifth was Southern FS, Inc., Marion, IL. Alan Kirby is the manager, and Rollo Burnett is the president.

GROWMARK is a regional cooperative providing agriculture-related products and services, as well as grain marketing in 23 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 100,000 customers.

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