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Visitors at the Farm Progress Show Raise Funds for FFA Chapters and Illinois FFA

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AgPROct. 9, 2023  During the 2023 Farm Progress Show, the FS System sponsored an activity to drive donations from the GROWMARK Foundation to the Illinois Association FFA and five local FFA chapters.  Throughout the three days of the show, FFA chapter members and community supporters were invited to check in at the FS tent.

For every check-in cataloged, the Illinois Association FFA earned $1.00 up to $5,000, while the five chapters with the most check-ins earned $1,000 for their local programs. The donations will be made by the GROWMARK Foundation on behalf of the FS Cooperative System.

Each member cooperative will present checks to the local FFA chapter listed below.

       Chapter County FS Cooperative
1.    Newton FFA Jasper Wabash Valley Service Co. & Total Grain Marketing LLC
2.    Maroa-Forsyth FFA Macon Evergreen FS, Inc.
3.    Nokomis FFA Montgomery M&M Service Co.
4.    Central A&M FFA Shelby South Central FS, Inc. & Total Grain Marketing, LLC
5.    Streator FFA LaSalle GRAINCO FS, Inc. & FS Grain, LLC


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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