ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, US — CHS Inc. owners elected seven board members to three-year terms during the cooperative’s 2020 annual meeting held virtually Dec. 3 in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, US.
CHS Inc. is the nation’s largest cooperative and a leading global agribusiness company owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States.
Newly elected to a three-year term is: Cortney Wagner, a Hardin, Montana, US, resident, who succeeds Edward Malesich. Malesich retired from the board of directors on Dec. 3. Wagner was elected in Region 2, which represents CHS owners in Montana and Wyoming.
Wagner is a first-generation cattle and hay producer. Her family has experience in farming and cooperative management dating back to 1939. She attended the University of North Dakota with a focus on finance and psychology. She also has served as a trust associate at 1st National Bank and Trust Company. She has been appointed to the board’s Governance Committee and the CHS Foundation Board of Trustees.
Reelected to three-year terms are:
- C.J. Blew, who operates a farm and ranch business in a family partnership in south central Kansas, representing Region 8
- Scott Cordes, who operates a corn and soybean farm near Wanamingo, Minnesota, US, representing Region 1
- Jon Erickson, who raises grains and oilseeds and operates a commercial Hereford-Angus cow-calf business near Minot, North Dakota, US, representing Region 3
- Tracy Jones, who raises corn, soybeans and wheat and feeds cattle near Kirkland, Illinois, US, representing Region 5
- Perry Meyer, who raises corn, soybeans and hogs near New Ulm, Minnesota, US, representing Region 1
- Dan Schurr, who raises corn and soybeans near LeClaire, Iowa, US, and operates a commercial trucking business, representing Region 7.
Following the annual meeting, the board held its annual reorganization meeting. Each of the following board members was elected to one-year officer terms:
- Dan Schurr, chair
- C.J. Blew, first vice chair
- Jon Erickson, second vice chair
- Russ Kehl, secretary-treasurer
- Steve Riegel, assistant secretary-treasurer