Zeeland, Mich. – Zeeland Farm Services, Inc.® on Nov. 15 was named a winner of the Corp! magazine 2012 Food and Agriculture Award, honoring companies for their contributions to Michigan’s economy and the state’s food and agriculture industries.

” They are the ones who grow the fruits and vegetables as well as tend to the animals that make up most of our dinner plates. They bring the food out of the fields, take it to the processing plants, bring it to the manufacturers and deliver it to the shops and eateries we frequent. It is a cycle that happens daily and it is so seamless we barely notice it,” the magazine said in its online edition honoring the 2012 recipients.

The winners were honored at a salute to the food and agriculture industries at the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

Zeeland Farm Services earned the Corp! magazine award based on the company’s 60 years of service to Michigan’s agriculture industry. ZFS is recognized as one of the innovative leaders in the agriculture industry in Michigan, whose goal is to support and promote Michigan’s agricultural communities and their viability.

“Zeeland Farm Services is pleased to have been recognized with the Corp! magazine Food and Agriculture Award,” said Robb Meeuwsen, ZFS vice president of oil marketing. “We appreciate all of the hard work that our employees have done and continue to do to make ZFS a success, and we are truly grateful to all who support us, including Michigan’s soybean growers.”

ZFS employs more than 230 people in Michigan and serves thousands of growers and producers in the state. It provides goods and services in several divisions, including soybean processing, vegetable oil refining, grain merchandising, feed-ingredient merchandising and transportation services. The company is committed to using renewable energy as it grows its national and international customer base.

Corp! magazine was founded in 1998. Corp! in print and online is a business-to-business publication which features success stories, best practices and strategies that CEOs, business owners, executives and managers can use directly.  It also provides business features, news and profiles with a Michigan emphasis.