Agricultural Cooperatives Orange Madison Cooperative and GROWMARK Combine Efforts to Maximize Value for Farmer-Owner Across Central Virginia.
In late August, Board of Directors and Leadership Team at Orange Madison Cooperative announced their intent to join GROWMARK, Inc. as a member cooperative. This agreement was finalized on October 1st, 2020. This aligns the organizations operationally to yield increased innovation, growth, and returns for the farmer-owners of both cooperative systems.
GROWMARK will provide crop inputs, fuels, propane, and a variety of customer support and marketing services to Orange Madison Cooperative. Orange Madison will continue to deliver custom solutions with access to GROMARK’s product mix, distribution mix, distribution expertise, and drive for innovation.
“GROWMARK’s vision is to be the best agricultural cooperative system in North America, and this partnership enables our organizations to further that goal together,” said GROWMARK CEO Jim Spradlin. “We are committed to delivering an unsurpassed customer experience to the patrons we serve across North America. The cooperative model is uniquely positioned to deliver that, so this combination of efforts is great news for farmers invested in our cooperative organizations.”
Justin Dreckman, General Manager of Orange Madison Cooperative added, “Orange Madison Cooperative is proud to partner with GROWMARK to expand our services to our members. GROWMARK is recognized as one of the premier cooperatives in the nation and Orange Madison is excited to partner with them in strengthening our capabilities to serve our customer-owners and customers.
About Orange Madison Cooperative
Orange Madison Cooperative, based out of Orange, Virginia, has been a supporter of the community, dedicated to providing quality products and superior service at the best possible value since it was established in 1933. What started from a small group of Orange County farmers splitting supplies that were delivered by rail car to a nearby railroad station, has grown into a versatile, self-sustainable company capable of providing services in agronomy, energy, animal health, and farm supplies in three locations spread across Central Virginia.
About GROWMARK, Inc.
GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative with annual sales of $8.7 billion (FY 2019 data) providing agronomy, energy products and services, as well as grain marketing and a variety of support services throughout North America. Headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives.
More information is available at growmark.com.