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Information Security - Secure Connectivity

Information Security - Secure Connectivity

April 21, 2020

In this episode of the GROWMARK Podcast, Information Security Analyst Chad Clark joins Cliff Dolbeare to discuss how employees, and anyone, can connect to WiFi safely outside of the office to keep customers safe.

GROWMARK Coronavirus Update for March 13

GROWMARK Coronavirus Update for March 13

March 13, 2020

In this special edition of the GROWMARK Podcast, Media Relations Manager Chris Grogan talks in-depth with Ann Kafer, Vice President of Human Resources and Strategy Officer, about changes GROWMARK is making to keep employees safe during this developing coronavirus pandemic, while continuing to deliver an unsurpassed customer experience. 

MID-CO COMMODITIES is Celebrating 40 Years of Growing in February

MID-CO COMMODITIES is Celebrating 40 Years of Growing in February

February 10, 2020

Media Relations Manager Chris Grogan talks with Jeff Frank, Division Manager of MID-CO, and Bryce Stremming, Senior Consultant of Commodity Risk with MID-CO. This month, MID-CO is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and looking ahead to an even brighter future. Jeff and Bryce discuss what MID-CO does, and how a dedication to customer service has set their team apart from competitors. 

The GROWMARK Way kicks off, ushering in a renewed commitment to an unsurpassed customer experience

The GROWMARK Way kicks off, ushering in a renewed commitment to an unsurpassed customer experience

January 31, 2020

GROWMARK Publications and Media Relations Manager Chris Grogan talks with Digital Communications Manager Heather Thompson about The GROWMARK Way initiative, which sets the standard on how GROWMARK/FS team members work not only with our customers, but each other as well. Heather has worked with a core group of employees in setting up The GROWMARK Way standards of excellence. 

Information Security - Multi-Factor Authentication

Information Security - Multi-Factor Authentication

January 8, 2020

In this episode of the GROWMARK Podcast, we hear from Identify and Messaging Admin, Tony Brent, on GROWMARK's latest efforts to keep employee and customer information cyber-secure.

Technology Insight with Board Chair John Reifsteck

Technology Insight with Board Chair John Reifsteck

December 20, 2019

John Reifsteck, GROWMARK Chairman of the Board and President, interviews Mark Orr, VP of Agronomy, Carol Kitchen, VP of Energy and Logistics, and Keith Milburn, Executive Director of Digital Transformation and CIO about some of the most impactful services offered by GROWMARK to its members. They also discuss a vision for digital technology in the future of the System.

GROWMARK Looks to Improve Employee Engagement Even Further in 2020

GROWMARK Looks to Improve Employee Engagement Even Further in 2020

December 17, 2019

Over the past few weeks, teams from the Human Resources Division have spent time with dozens of GROWMARK employees, to find out their thoughts on what would build upon the already strong employee engagement results from 2019. Media Relations Manager Chris Grogan talks with Tom Swearingen, Director of Talent Management, about how important this feedback is for top management within GROWMARK. 

How Employee Resource Groups Can Help GROWMARK Employees Tackle Issues

How Employee Resource Groups Can Help GROWMARK Employees Tackle Issues

October 14, 2019

Aubrey Bastian and Jeff Frank talk about ERGs in the latest GROWMARK podcast. 

The GROWMARK Foundation Adapting Quickly to Supporting Needs in 2019

The GROWMARK Foundation Adapting Quickly to Supporting Needs in 2019

September 16, 2019

The GROWMARK Foundation was formally incorporated in 2005 and supports 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organizations. The Foundation is focused on programs and activities which support: the vitality of the industry of agriculture; agriculture education and consumer understanding of agriculture's contributions to society and the economy; agricultural leadership development; and education about the benefits of the cooperative way of doing business. The GROWMARK System has been involved in a variety of philanthropic efforts, including youth and young leader education and development and scholarships, for decades. ​In this podcast, hear how those leading this donation effort have had to respond quickly to everything from floods to honoring a GROWMARK executive's legacy. 

GROWMARK Intern’s Off Time Spent Experimenting in Upcoming Illinois Ag Industry

GROWMARK Intern’s Off Time Spent Experimenting in Upcoming Illinois Ag Industry

July 23, 2019

Rebecca Dwyer, an intern in the GROWMARK Digital and Corporate Communications teams, reflects on starting up an industrial hemp operation in Illinois with prospects growing for the industry.