The GROWMARK System (including GROWMARK management, FS cooperative management, and young producers) spent last week advocating for agriculture. They participated in the NCFC Washington Fly-in where they met with legislators, discussed bills impacting the industry, and worked with other farmer cooperatives on a variety of issues. Karen Jones hosts this week's podcast with special guest Heather Thompson, GROWMARK System, young producer program manager.
The 2017 GROWMARK internship program kicked off this week. It's the 58th year of the program. University Relations Manager Amie Hasselbring has more on the program in this week's GROWMARK Podcast. You can also read more about this year's interns here: http://www.growmark.com/news/Pages/GROWMARK-Names-2017-Summer-Interns.aspx
With the talent gap continuing to increase, organizations have to do more to attract and recruit top talent. This means creating new partnerships and no longer being able to rely on traditional recruiting methods. For GROWMARK, this means reaching beyond the ag community. Aubrey Bastian, GROWMARK senior manager, talent acquisition; and Josh Blazier, GROWMARK facility planning division manager join the podcast to discuss what GROWMARK is doing to ensure a sustainable talent pipeline for the future.
National Ag Day is March 21 and helps bring awareness to agriculture and its importance to society. GROWMARK Corporate Relations Manager Amy Bradford joins the podcast to discuss its important and involvement throughout the GROWMARK System.
GROWMARK was recently ranked as the fifth largest propane marketer in the United States by LP Gas Magazine. GROWMARK Propane Marketing and Technical Services Manager Zach Baugher joins the podcast to discuss propane, markets, and factors that influence usage.