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|agricultural supply cooperative|
|Predecessor||FS Services and Illinois Grain|
|Headquarters||Bloomington, Illinois, United States|
Growmark ranks 74th on the ICA Global 300 2008 list of mutuals and cooperatives (ranked by revenue). Growmark is ranked fifth largest cooperative on the National Cooperative Bank's listing of top 100 cooperatives in North America and fourth largest agricultural cooperative.
The organization now known as Growmark started in 1927 when nine of the local agricultural supply cooperatives in Illinois, which had started early in the 1920s, formed Illinois Farm Supply Company.
In 1955, the company adopted the FS trademark, which has remained in use by its member cooperatives since then. In the 1960s, the company moved from Chicago to Bloomington, Illinois, merged with Farm Bureau Service Company of Iowa to form FS Services, Inc., then merged Wisconsin Farmco Service Cooperative and Producers Seed Company into itself as well.
FS Services and Illinois Grain Corporation merged in 1980 to form Growmark.
Growmark gained the 37 member cooperatives in Ontario when it acquired United Co-operatives of Ontario in 1994.
Growmark has severalretail brands, among them AgriVisor, Archer Lubricants, Fast Stop, FS InVision, HiSoy, the FS System, Green Yard, MID-CO, Seedway, STAR Energy, and United Lubricants.
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