FS, Inc. began operations on February 1, 2000. Evergreen FS is a unified
cooperative composed of McLean County Service Company, Livingston Service
Company, Woodford FS, Inc. and Corn Belt FS, Inc. The Cooperatives may
have started business for different reasons but primarily in the “1920’s” farmers
had no reliable, affordable source for inputs for their operations. These
“founders” declared it their responsibility to form Agricultural Cooperatives
to be their source for petroleum, seed, fertilizer, and animal feed
products. The “founders” invested their own money into these three
companies in order to better insure quality and affordability of fuels,
fertilizers, animal feeds, and other ag inputs. A Board of Directors
elected from the farmers who used the cooperative governed the original companies.
As the companies grew the Boards hired employees and named management, but to
this day they control all policies of the cooperative with the same type of
Board as in 1926.
Evergreen FS serves the needs of Central Illinois farmers by providing a full
range of farm supplies and services including agronomy, seed, fertilizer,
precision farming, fuel, propane, structures, custom turf, financing, marketing
advice and products. Specializing in the production of corn and soybeans and
operate 6 grain elevators as part of our operations. Evergreen FS offers
a full line of energy products including gasoline, ethanol, biodiesel, diesel
fuel, propane and lubricants to our customers at competitive prices.
Other operations include Fuel 24 fueling sites, Farmtown store, Structures
store, Grain Marketing, Custom Turf Lawn and Tree Care and operate in the
counties of McLean, Woodford, Livingston, Dewitt and Macon.
mission in 1926 and still today is to “To build successful business
partnerships with customers, employees and cooperative owners.” We want to
create new customers and continually enhance existing relationships that we
have with customers, employees and cooperative owners. To accomplish this
we must operate with integrity and enthusiasm, be a leader in the areas we
serve and strive to be good corporate citizens and neighbors.
We are a member of GROWMARK, INC., a regional cooperative, which allows us to access and provide employees and patrons with services well beyond the capabilities of our local cooperative. A key part of this is the ability to offer employees a benefit package that is transferable if the occasion occurs to allow someone to transfer to another member cooperative.