ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Perry Meyer of New Ulm, Minnesota, U.S., has been elected to a three-year term on the board of CHS Inc., the company announced on Dec. 8.
Delegates to the 2014 CHS Inc. annual meeting on Dec. 5 elected Meyer to the 17-member board of the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative and re-elected six other directors to three-year terms.
Meyer succeeds Jerry Hasnedl of St. Hilaire, Minnesota, U.S., who retired after 19 years. During its yearly reorganization session following the annual meeting, board members re-elected David Bielenberg of Silverton, Oregon, U.S., to his third one-year term as chairman.
Meyer, 60, brings to the CHS board more than three decades of cooperative and agricultural leadership experience. Along with his daughter and son-in-law, he operates a 2,500 acre corn and soybean farm and finishes12,000 hogs annually. He currently serves as president of Heartland Corn Products Cooperative, a board on which he has served since 1992, and has been president of Steamboat Pork Cooperative since 1998. He also has served as a member of the NU-Telecom board since 1995 and is a past director of the former CHS Oilseed Defined Investor board. Meyer also is a member of and active in a broad range of cooperative, agricultural, local government, school and church organizations.
He is a 1974 graduate of Alexandria (Minn.) Technical School with a degree in agricultural mechanics. He attended the CHS New Leaders Forum and is a graduate of the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) program.
Also re-elected to one-year CHS Board leadership terms were:
• Dennis Carlson, Bismarck, North Dakota, U.S., as first vice-chairman
• Dan Schurr, LeClaire, Iowa, U.S., as secretary-treasurer
• Steve Fritel, Rugby, North Dakota, U.S., as second vice-chairman
• Curt Eischens, Minneota, Minnesota, U.S., as assistant secretary-treasurer
Delegates also re-elected Eischens, Schurr, Jon Erickson, Minot, North Dakota, U.S.; Ed Malesich, Dillon, Montana, U.S.; Greg Kruger, Eleva, Wisconsin, U.S., and C.J. Blew, Castleton, Kan., to three-year terms on the CHS board.