GROWMARK & Southern States at NAFB TradeTalk

Bloomington, Ill. (AgPR) Let's plan ahead together. GROWMARK looks forward to seeing you at their 2022 NAFB TradeTalk interview booth on Thursday, Nov. 17th, 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CST at the National Association of Farm Broadcasters annual conference in Kansas City. Let us know now with a short email to cgrogan@growmark.com if you're interested in interviewing one or both of our subject experts spotlighted below. We'll have a drawing for $100 gift card from those farm broadcasters who register in advance. Everyone will receive a momento of the occasion. RSVP today to insure you are entered in the $100 gift card drawing. GROWMARK and Southern States Cooperative are working more and more closely to provide farmers with the best products and services. We'll be doing so at this year's TradeTalk as well.


GROWMARK’s Director of Innovation, Heather Thompson drives innovation through exploration, development, and implementation of breakthrough ideas. Heather builds a network of startups, venture professionals, and other partners to further GROWMARK’s innovation initiatives. She also is the liaison between GROWMARK and Cooperative Ventures our $50 million venture capital fund with CHS. Topics

• There are many startups targeting the ag space – how does this cooperative venture help drive innovation for farmer customers?

• How cooperatives are vetting new technology to reduce wasted time and money for farmers on untested technology. About GROWMARK


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. GROWMARK also owns and operates SEEDWAY, the largest full-line seed company in the United States. More information is available at growmark.com.


Jennifer Gwyn is the Corporate Marketing and Customer Experience Team Lead for Southern States Cooperative. SSC is an agricultural cooperative serving the agronomy, energy and farm supply needs of its members and customers across the Southeast. The Richmond, VA-based cooperative is celebrating its 100th anniversary of service to its members.

Topics

• Highlight Southern States’ 100-year history and the benefits of cooperatives • The importance of agriculture in the southeastern U.S. About Southern States Cooperative


Southern States Cooperative is a Richmond, Virginia-based agricultural retailer and service cooperative that provides a wide range of production inputs, including crop nutrition, seed, livestock feed, animal health supplies, energy solutions, as well as products for the farm and home. Founded in 1923, the cooperative is owned by more than 200,000 farmer-members, and serves its members and non-member customers through 87 company-owned retail locations, primarily in the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky. For more information visit www.southernstates.com.

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Media Contact:

Chris Grogan

Media Relations & Publications Manager

GROWMARK 309-557-6189

cgrogan@growmark.com

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