SOURCE Magazine Winter 2023 | Page 3

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4 Southern States Cooperative Celebrates a Century of Serving Customers in the Southeast
“ I attribute this longevity to the dedication of our employees , many who have served this cooperative , and its members , for decades ”
10 A Career of Left Turns
After 30 years with GROWMARK , Ann Kafer looks back on a journey of opportunities
14 Preparing for the Future
GROWMARK ’ s Cooperative Leadership Conference looks at what ’ s on the horizon
16 Labor Shortages Drive Innovative Initiatives
GROWMARK is pursuing several avenues to fully meet customer needs
18 First Bag of Seed Sold Turns into a Success Story
How a first bag of seed led to a big success in the field
20 Legacy Farmers Cooperative Employee Wins National Award
“ For me , this achievement is about letting people like me , females and moms with an agriculture profession , know that you can still accomplish so much and be a great mom and grow your career ”
22 GROWMARK Honors a Dedication to Service Excellence
Kyle Fecht , GROWMARK Director , Business Support , was recently named the 2022 Service Excellence Award winner .
24 Co-operatively Embrun Co-op
A new partner in Great Lakes Grain operates differently in Eastern Ontario
28 Reunited ( and it feels so good !)
GROWMARK System leadership discuss strategy at County Farm Centre
30 FS Members in Ontario have 3-2-1 … Ignition !
FS Members in Ontario gathered at the end of September for the first ever Canadian IGNITE Conference