GROWMARK Endure 2020 Report - Page 3

Jim Spradlin Chief Executive Officer Across North America we are owned by more than 270,000 farmers. Agriculture keeps growing. We honor that by fostering the best possible opportunities for its people, its products, its processes, and its environments. We know that because we are GROWMARK. It’s in our name and who we are. We pay attention to every element of that growth and continue to understand and develop new and better means to deal with the many challenges the world presents. We are an organization which has long fostered specific care of our agricultural resources and that includes how we endure. We learn from nature. We learn from the best of science. We learn from experience. With sustainability at our core, we continue to adopt new approaches that will carry us forward. Many of our initiatives are ongoing, fluid. In this year’s edition of the endure report we focus more on new activities and how we influence our efforts at the local level of our operations. We hope you’ll enjoy reading our report. It provides a snapshot of the many tangible examples of how we are living our goals and enacting positive change in our communities and within each environment in which GROWMARK practices. Learn with us at growmark.com and stay in touch on social media. GROWMARK, Inc. is an agricultural cooperative headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois. One of the top four agricultural cooperatives in the U.S., GROWMARK is owned by local supply and grain member cooperatives. Across North America, we supply energy products, crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, structures, equipment, and grain marketing services. The GROWMARK System supports its people and product lines with warehousing and logistics as well as training and marketing support. GROWMARK and its supply and grain members are owned and directed by more than 270,000 farmers–keeping us close to the people we serve. 3