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GROWMARK names Lurkins Executive Director, Grainqrcode

−− Matt Lurkins replaces Bob Rasmus in GROWMARK Grain Division

Apr. 25, 2019

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Apr. 25, 2019

GROWMARK names Lurkins Executive Director, Grain

Matt Lurkins is joining the GROWMARK Grain Division as Executive Director. In this role, he will provide Grain Division leadership to GROWMARK member cooperatives and Retail Grain Units; he will also oversee the operations of MID-CO COMMODITIES, INC., AgriVisor LLC, Facility Planning, Grain Member Services, COFCO/GROWMARK, and Central States Enterprises.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to work closely with our experienced team of grain professionals to provide exceptional service for our customers,” said Lurkins. “I look forward to collaborating across the GROWMARK System, looking for opportunities to grow with our members.”

Lurkins replaces Bob Rasmus who recently joined AGRILAND FS as Grain and Procurement Manager. Lurkins joined GROWMARK in 2013 as Senior Staff Attorney. Most recently he served as the Executive Director of Acquisitions and Business Development. Lurkins has his Juris Doctor from the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Law as well as his Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance from SIU.

“Our grain business has been a critical element in our company’s growth and success,” said Brent Ericson, GROWMARK senior vice president, member services. “It provides substantial value to GROWMARK’s member companies, and their farmer owners. We are extremely excited to have Matt take over the leadership of the Grain Division.”

Matt will assume his new responsibilities May 1, 2019.


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