The mission of our Diversity & Inclusion Employee Resource Group is to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion in the workplace. We know we can build the GROWMARK community by connecting across teams to share resources, foster mentorship and promote engagement through learning and cultural awareness. GROWMARK has the unique quality of having multiple locations across the U.S. and Canada. Our employees' passion around diversity and inclusion has allowed us to create one place to get together and discuss ways to celebrate all of the amazing individuals that make up the GROWMARK FS system. Our organization is committed to keeping diversity, equity and inclusion front of mind in our processes, policies and business strategies. Through this volunteer employee group, we have found a way to bring diversity and inclusion to employees through meaningful engagement. The topics of our D&I ERG go beyond race, gender, age, and veteran status. We make room for all aspects of diversity including tenure, sexual orientation, education, seen/unseen disabilities and so on. The D&I ERG reminds us that we are apart of something bigger. By empowering our employees to feel heard and welcomed we can create a culture where everyone has the opportunity to be successful, and we can provide the best products and services to our members.