Farmers know that their operations and the world’s natural resources can all thrive within the same living ecosystem.  And more than ever, farmers are assessing cropping practices and operational processes that minimize impact on the environment while improving farm profitability.  FS Member Companies, along with their cooperative supplier, GROWMARK, named the 2019 Enduring Farms awards to acknowledge those farmers who have adopted best management practices that optimize nutrient utilization, leading to long-term soil and water quality while enhancing ROI. 

  • To be considered for the Enduring Farm award, FS companies nominate farmer-customers who use certain sustainable best management practices on their farms. Growers that earn a combined score of 150 points or greater for nutrient management activities are designated as Enduring Farms. 

88 Enduring Farms, including 17 Evergreen FS customers, were recently recognized for implementing nutrient management practices during the 2019 growing season, as well as their commitment to preserving and improving their land and natural resources for future generations.  All Enduring Farms will be given two N-WATCH™ sites, utilizing three samples at the sites to measure results of a MiField™ Applied Research trial on nutrient management.  


Bose Farms, Forrest, IL

Brian Koerner, Chatsworth, IL

Brown & Brown Farms, Decatur IL

Doug & Derek Stephens, Forrest, IL

Eyer Farms, Anchor, IL

Gary Stork, Forrest, IL

H & H Farms, Forrest, IL

Hester Farms, Forrest, IL

John Mueller, Strawn, IL

Padrutt Farms, Forsyth, IL

Schrof Farms, Forrest, IL

Shoemaker Farms, Forrest, IL

Steve and Carol Kurtenbach, Chatsworth, IL

Todd Haab, Forrest, IL

Tom Schlatter, Forrest, IL

Tri-L Farms, Anchor, IL

Voorhees Farms Inc, Forsyth, IL