Mike Builta, a GROWMARK vice president and long-time employee, passed away unexpectedly in April. To honor his memory, the GROWMARK Foundation will be providing 100 FFA jackets to FFA members in Illinois.
Twenty-five jackets will be provided each year over the next four years. FFA members are asked to answer the question, “What does the FFA jacket mean to you?” and share the main goal they wish to accomplish as an FFA member. The application is available here and is due September 30 at midnight.
Builta was raised on a family farm near Bellflower, Illinois. He was an active FFA member and lifelong supporter of agricultural education. He held GROWMARK System management roles at Christian County Farmers Supply Company in Taylorville, Illinois and GRAINCO FS in Ottawa, Illinois, before becoming GROWMARK vice president of Energy and Logistics in 2018.