GROWMARK/FS Names 2019 Enduring Farm Winners

Celebrating what’s next in sustainable agriculture practices

Farmers know that their operations and the world’s natural resources can all thrive within the same living ecosystem. And more than ever, farmers are assessing cropping practices and operational processes that minimize impact on the environment while improving farm profitability. 

FS Member Companies, along with their cooperative supplier, GROWMARK, named the 2019 Enduring Farm awards to acknowledge those farmers who have adopted best management practices that optimize nutrient utilization, leading to long-term soil and water quality while enhancing ROI. 

To be considered for the Enduring Farm award, FS companies nominate farmer-customers who use multiple sustainable best management practices on their farms. Best management practices implemented include the use of 4R nutrient management systems, regular soil sampling, VRT applications of fertilizer, the use of cover crops, nitrification, and urease inhibitors.

“We appreciate our FS members and companies for bringing farmers what’s next in sustainable agriculture practices,” said Mark Orr, GROWMARK vice president of agronomy. “The GROWMARK System and its farmer-customers are at the very forefront of nutrient management, assessing cropping practices, and operational processes.”

Eighty-eight Enduring Farms were named for implementing nutrient management practices during the 2019 growing season, as well as their commitment to preserving and improving their land and natural resources for future generations. 

Some of the grower benefits include:

- Opportunity for collaboration and knowledge development providing better understanding of

Nutrient Management practices and their relationship to improved nutrient utilization and profitability.

- Participation in new programs, technology and tools to enhance farm profitability and nutrient


Click the following link to view the list of 2019 Enduring Farms

About GROWMARK, Inc.

About GROWMARK, Inc:

GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative serving almost 400,000 customers across North America, providing agronomy, energy, facility engineering and construction, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services. Headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by member cooperatives. More information is available at

1701 Towanda Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61701