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.
For the second year in a row, the cooperative with the highest degree of improvement was Ag-Land FS, Inc., Pekin, Illinois. Floyd Heller is the manager and Lynn Haseley is the president.
Ranking second was Stephenson Service Company, Freeport, Illinois. Jay Kempel is the manager and Keith Meier is the president.
In third place was Conserv FS, Inc., Woodstock, Illinois. Dave Mottet is the manager and John Henning is the president.
In fourth place was Vineland Growers Co-operative, Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada. Mike Ecker is the manager, and Phil Tregunno is the president.
Ranking fifth was AGRILAND FS, Inc., Winterset, Iowa. John Knobloch is the manager and Bob Adkins is the president.