Long-term service recognized
Growmark also recognized two directors for their service to the board:
Denis Bourdeau, Embrun, Ontario, has served on the Board since 2007. He and his wife Hélène own a fifth-generation family farm, including dairy and cash crops, as well as operating a bed and breakfast. Denis also serves on the board of La Co-operative Agricole d'Embrun.
Dan Kelley, Normal, has served on the Board since 1995, and was named Chairman of the Board and President in 2000. He and his wife, Pam, operate a grain farm in partnership with their son and Dan's two brothers.
Kelley has been a director of Evergreen FS, Inc., Bloomington, since 1977, serving as president from 1985 to 2008. He served as a director of Farmland Mutual Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa, from 2003 to 2008. He was elected to the Nationwide Board of Directors, Columbus, Ohio, in April 2006, and was named to the board of Nationwide Bank in March 2009. Dan was elected to the CoBank Board of Directors, Denver, Colorado, in January 2004 and has served as first vice chairman since 2007. He has also served as chairman of the CoBank Budget/Finance Committee, and is currently a member of the Executive and Compensation Committees.