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GROWMARK System Celebrates Agricultural Retailers Association Rising Stars

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AgPR) | GROWMARK, Inc. is celebrating five employees of the GROWMARK System named in the Agricultural Retailers Association’s (ARA) annual rising star list. ARA recognizes top performers and emerging leaders each year at its annual conference. GROWMARK celebrates these leaders for their recognition on the 2023 list of rising stars. 1. Kinsey Hall, GROWMARK, Inc. 2. Mike Lee, Southern States Cooperative, Inc. 3. Parker Ludeking, Insight FS 4. James Ragsdale, Southern States Cooperative, Inc. 5. Celsey Stevenson, New Century FS

“We’re proud of the accomplishments of these young men and women. Their dedication and leadership skills in the field of agriculture will help ensure a strong and stable future for the organizations, customers, and farmers they serve,” said Rod Wells, senior vice president of corporate strategy and logistics. More information about the ARA and its list of Rising Stars can be found at 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. More information is available at


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