Five FS member cooperatives were recognized by GROWMARK, Inc. for business performance improvement during the GROWMARK annual meeting in Chicago recently.
GROWMARK measures the improvement in the performance of member cooperatives based on return on invested capital. Over a five-year time frame, each cooperative's return on invested capital improvement is measured in comparison to other cooperatives in the System. From this measurement, the Performance Improvement Award was developed.
The cooperative with the highest degree of improvement was Ag View FS, Inc., Princeton, Ill. Mark Orr is the manager and Ron Pierson is president.
Ranking second was Lincoln Land FS, Inc., Jacksonville, Ill. Keith Hufendick was the general manager for the time period measured, and Joe Pickrell is the president.
In third place was Christian County Farmers Supply Company, Taylorville, Ill. Mike Builta is the manager, and Mike Creamer is the president.
In fourth place, Evergreen FS, Inc., Bloomington, Ill. Kendall Miller is the manager, and Rick Dickinson is the president.
Ranking fifth was West Central FS, Inc., Macomb, Ill. Barry Schmidt is the manager, and Duane Deitrich is the president.
More information is available at www.growmark.com.