Dec 15, 2022
GROWMARK elects Wisconsin farmer as new board chair
Kevin Malchine, a corn and soybean farmer and longtime board member, is GROWMARK Inc.’s new board chair.
Malchine previously served as a vice chair on the GROWMARK board on which he’s been a member since 2012.
“It is an honor to serve in this leadership position of the GROWMARK System,” said Malchine, who operates a farm with wife Kelly and other family members in Waterford, Wisconsin. “With more than 7,000 employees across North America, this system is a key part of food and energy chains, and I look forward to working with leadership to ensure we are able to leverage the size and talents of this system to keep our customers on the leading edge of technology as we help them to become even more profitable.”
Illinois-headquartered GROWMARK is a regional agricultural supply cooperative serving nearly 400,000 customers in more than 40 states and Canada. It provides agronomy, energy, facility engineering and construction, and logistics products and services as well as grain marketing and risk management services.
John Reifsteck retired as board chain in November after 10 years in that role and more than 30 on the board.
In addition to Malchine’s election, Jason Lay and Dennis Neuhaus were elected as vice chairmen and Kevin Herink was retained as secretary.