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About Us

Learn more about FS PARTNERS
and the FS System

The FS System is made up of individual cooperative companies who are members of GROWMARK, Inc. and are licensed to use the FS Brand under membership agreements. The FS brand represents a standard of excellence for agricultural and energy-related products. It's the people who represent the FS brand that set it apart. 

FS Member Companies are located in the Midwest and the northeastern United States and in Ontario, Canada. These local FS Member Companies provide farm and non-farm customers with fuels, lubricants, propane, plant nutrients, crop protection, seed, structures, equipment, and grain marketing assistance. FS System Teams deliver unmatched technical expertise and a genuine interest in partnering in our customers’ success. FS Crop Specialists act as trusted advisors in day-to-day farm operations. FS Energy Specialists offer reliable heating, fueling, and lubrication solutions to farm and non-farm customers.

FS Member Companies are part of the GROWMARK System. GROWMARK, Inc. is a regional agriculture cooperative serving customers in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK, Inc. strives to be the best agricultural cooperative system in North America. Employees across the FS System are always ready to do more to move operations forward and never stop asking, "What's next?"


FS PARTNERS is a retail division of GROWMARK, Inc. serving local producers from 16 branch locations across central and southern Ontario. We provide leading-edge agronomic products & solutions, and precision ag services delivered by a skilled team of professionals.  We offer grain marketing through Great Lakes Grain, and energy products & services through UPI Energy FS. 

We offer membership to our local farmer-producers and proudly serve central and southwestern Ontario. Learn more about becoming a member.




To provide agronomic solutions to maximize profitability for our members, producers, and GROWMARK.


To be the trusted long-term leader in the agronomy business in central Ontario.

Core Values

Create value for our customers and partners.
Supply quality products and services. 

Operate with integrity and honesty. 
Operate under sound business practices.
Develop long-term business relationships.
Foster environmental stewardship.
Respect and appreciate employees.
Employ and develop professional people.


Meet The Management Team

Frank  Barron

Frank Barron

Division Manager

(519) 821-7930

Andrea Fernandes

Andrea Fernandes

Sr. Administrative Assistant

(519) 821-7671

Duane Brubacher, CPA, CGA

Duane Brubacher, CPA, CGA


(519) 821-9670

Jeff House

Jeff House

Operations Manager

(519) 821-6616

Nicole Penney, CCA, CPP, 4R NMS

Nicole Penney, CCA, CPP, 4R NMS

Precision Ag Manager

(519) 404-5820

Learn more about the FS System with the SOURCE magazine- a quarterly publication produced by GROWMARK, Inc. 

Read the following issues here:

Winter 2021
Fall 2021
Summer 2021
Spring 2021
Winter 2021 
Fall 2020
Summer 2020  
Spring 2020


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