Growmark expands agronomy access

Jay Mathews
Corey Hackman, Jay Matthews and Tom Buckland discuss members' planting plans at AgVantage FS in New Hampton last month. Matthews is the GROWMARK agronomist for the state of Iowa, assisting members with concerns on everything from best practices to conservation options. PHOTO / GARY FANDEL

As part of its commitment to offering advice and promoting conservation practices, GROWMARK last year hired a team and technical agronomists across its service area to work with members on improving their operations while also providing them with measurable returns on in­vestment.

“In simple terms, as a co-op, I’m here to help our members succeed,” said Jay Matthews, a GROWMARK technical agronomist based in New Hampton. “From my perspective, conservation efforts, helping our farmers be more sustainable, will also help their...

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