ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Kansas farmer C.J. Blew has been elected to a one-year term on the board of CHS Inc., the company announced on Dec. 9.

Blew, 33, of Castleton, Kansas, U.S., was elected to the 17-member board of directors during the CHS annual meeting Dec. 2-3 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. He is one of three directors representing farmers, ranchers and member cooperatives in a region consisting of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

"In an increasingly dynamic and global agricultural marketplace, CHS is well-positioned to add value for farmers, ranchers, member cooperatives and other customers," Blew said. "I look forward to serving in this leadership role as CHS pursues its long-term strategic direction on behalf of its member-owners."

Blew currently is serving his second term on the Mid Kansas Coop (MKC) board of directors in Moundridge, Kansas, and is its chairman. He previously served as vice chairman and secretary. Blew served on the 2010 CHS Resolutions Committee and holds a position on the Hutchinson Community College Ag Advisory Board. He is a past director of the Reno County Cattleman's Board and attended the CHS New Leader Institute. In addition, he is a member of the Kansas Livestock Association, Texas Cattle Feeder's Association and the Red Angus Association of America.

Blew holds an applied science degree in farm and ranch management from Hutchinson Community College. With his father and younger brother, Blew raises irrigated corn and soybeans, dry land wheat, milo and soybeans, and also operates a commercial cow/calf business.