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