September 03, 2009 12:37 ET

GROWMARK Honors Ontario Ag Leader

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(Marketwire - Sept. 3, 2009) - Denyse Guy, executive director of the Ontario Co-operative Association (On Co-op), was honored last week with the "Friend of GROWMARK" award at the GROWMARK annual meeting in Chicago.

"Denyse has a history of supporting GROWMARK and its programs and activities by positioning GROWMARK as a very credible co-operative enterprise in the Ontario community," said Jim Hoyt, GROWMARK vice president of strategic planning and corporate services.

In her role as executive director, Guy serves as a resource and voice for credit unions and co-operatives in Ontario, Canada. On Co-op partners with GROWMARK to enhance awareness about co-operatives and provide programs and services that strengthen, support, and promote the co-operative sector throughout the province.

The Friend of GROWMARK award was established in 1989 to recognize outstanding leadership and commitment to agriculture, and friendship to the GROWMARK System. Since its inception, more than 25 individuals and organizations have been honored.

GROWMARK, Inc. is a regional co-operative providing agriculture-related products and services and grain marketing in Ontario and the Midwest United States. FS brand farm supplies and related services are also marketed to farmers in the northeastern United States and by GROWMARK subsidiaries. The FS System in Ontario represents close to 32,000 members, 1,500 employees, and close to 90,000 customers. More information is available at

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Cutline for photo: From L-R Barry Hannah of GROWMARK Ontario Region; Denyse Guy, Ontario Co-operative Association executive director and recipient of "Friend of GROWMARK" Award; Bruce Betzner, Ontario 4-H Ambassador and Co-operative Young Leaders representative.

Contact Information

  • GROWMARK, Inc.
    Karen Jones
    (309) 557-6184 or Cell: (309) 212-9032
    (309) 557-7065 (FAX)