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About Us

About Sunderland Co-op  

Sunderland Co-operative Inc. is owned by 1,800 farmers and has a successful track record of serving its members and rural residents for seven decades in the areas of Durham/York Region, Brock and Kawartha Lakes, and the counties of Victoria and Peterborough. It is a full-service agricultural co-operative offering The Whole Farm Plan with a complete complement of products and services in agronomy, feed, energy, grain marketing, and consumer needs. Sunderland Co-operative is a member-owner of GROWMARK, Inc. and markets its products and services under the FS brand.


Vision Statement


Sunderland Co-operative Inc. will be the leading agriculture services co-operative in Ontario, serving a global market, operating with state-of-the-art systems and infrastructure ranking as one of the “Best Managed Businesses” in Canada.

Mission Statement


Sunderland Co-operative Inc. is an agricultural co-operative whose mission is to improve the profitability of its members by offering value-added goods and services.

Aims and Objectives: 

  • Improve the profitability of members 
  • Maintain sound financial policies and practices 
  • Preserve local ownership and control 
  • Operate under sound business ethics and principles 

In pursuit of the mission, all members of the Board of Directors and all employees work to: 

  • Provide value to members by identifying their needs and wants and then delivering products and services with diligence and honesty at the price that reflects that value. 
  • Profits from operations are to be used to invest in the business with the surplus to be returned to members in the form of patronage. 
  • Be a good partner with our members and the communities in which we do business. 

What is a co-op?


A co-operative is a business owned by its members. It is created to provide services and products members need. A co-operative is a democratic organization – each member has a single vote, regardless of his/her investment in the co-operative, or his/her purchases from the co-operative.

Members elect a board of directors from among themselves to govern the co-operative. The board sets policies and hires a general manager to run the day to day activities of the co-operative. The board meets regularly to review operations and management reports.

Co-operatives uphold certain other principles including concern for community, educating the public and youth about co-operative values, voluntary and open membership, and autonomy.

To learn more about co-operatives, please visit the Ontario Co-operative Association’s website.

Meet The Management Team

Peter Stanbury

Peter Stanbury

General Manager

Erika MacEachern

Erika MacEachern

Feed Division Manager

Dennis Carew

Dennis Carew

Operations Manager - Agronomy

Wayne  Black, CCA-ON

Wayne Black, CCA-ON

Agronomy Sales Manager


Paul Robertson, BSc (Agr)

Paul Robertson, BSc (Agr)

Grain Division Manager

Dan Graham

Dan Graham

Energy Division Manager

Garth Stoner

Garth Stoner

Retail Division Manager

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The FS System is made up of individual co-operative 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. Always professional and dependable, FS System specialists are trusted advisors who understand local needs.

FS Member Companies are located in the Midwest and 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 co-operative 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?"

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