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GROWMARK Names Mark Orr VP, Agronomy

Date Posted: July 31, 2014

Bloomington, IL—Mark Orr, Princeton, has been named GROWMARK Vice President, Agronomy, effective August 16, 2014.

He succeeds Jim Spradlin, GROWMARK CEO-elect. “Mark brings proven leadership experience and an excellent understanding of retail agronomy marketing and operations to this role,” Spradlin said.

Orr began his career in the GROWMARK System career in 1990 at Schuyler-Brown FS.

He served as controller for Western FS and then Ag-Land FS.

Mark served as general manager of both Piatt County Service Company and Ag View FS.

Under Mark’s leadership, Ag View was awarded first place in the GROWMARK System Performance Improvement Awards for three consecutive fiscal years.

He was named region vice president, Central Region, in October 2013.

Orr received his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Illinois State University.

He and his wife, Laura, will be relocating to the Bloomington-Normal area.

For more information, contact Cassie Becker.

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