Since our founding in 1927, the GROWMARK System has been a company of ethical integrity. Shaped over 50 years ago, our company values have remained constant through changing times.
Our values are:
• To improve the profitability of farming for agricultural producers• To provide fair and equitable treatment for employees• To maintain sound financial policies and practices• To operate under sound business ethics and principles• To preserve member ownership and control• To support Farm Bureau• To promote the welfare of the community and environmental stewardship.
These values are the foundation for our company mission, “to improve the long-term profitability of our member-owners.” Derived to honor our values while encouraging unified growth as a system, our vision, “to be the best agricultural cooperative system in North America” was developed in 1999. The mission and vision of our organization guide every decision we make, including the strategic goals of the GROWMARK System:
• To foster a strong member system • To develop our people• To grow and expand our business• To pursue acquisitions, mergers, and business ventures• To generate 12% Pre-tax Return on Invested Capital (PROIC).
Time-honored values coupled with forward-thinking strategic goals, a winning combination that guides the GROWMARK System.