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GROWMARK, FS system donate $5,000 to Illinois FFA chapters


GROWMARK and its FS system of companies donated $5,000 total to FFA chapters in Illinois — $1,000 to five different chapters. This was done through its Check-In to Cash-In program, which was held at the Farm Progress Show in August.

During the event, FFA students, alumni, their supporters, and fans were invited to check-in for the FFA. For every check-in cataloged at the FS Tent, the Illinois Association FFA received $1 — up to a total $5,000. The five FFA chapters with the most check-ins at the end of the show will now receive $1,000 each.

The chapters receiving the most check-ins were: 

  • Maroa-Forsyth FFA
  • Newton FFA
  • Greenville FFA
  • Oblong FFA
  • Meridian-Macon FFA

“This is the second year for the Check-In to Cash-In program and it always receives such positive feedback and engagement from everyone visiting the FS Tent,” said GROWMARK Marketing Communications Manager Beverly Long. “Our goal is to deliver educational visitor experiences while building lasting relationships with the up-and-coming future ag leaders of America.”

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. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by member cooperatives.

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