ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — CHS Inc. elected Mark Farrell, a Wisconsin, U.S. farmer, to a three-year term on the company's board of directors and re-elected four other producers to new three-year terms as directors of the farmer-owned cooperative and global energy, grains and foods company.
The elections took place during the 2016 CHS annual meeting held Dec. 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. CHS directors must be full-time farmers or ranchers to be eligible for election to the 17-member board.
Newly elected director Mark Farrell of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, U.S., succeeds Robert Bass who retired after 22 years. Farrell has served as a director for what is now Premier Cooperative of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, U.S., since 1992, including four years as chairman. He operates a 4,000-acre corn, wheat and soybean farm, along with a 6,000-head contract hog finishing operation. Farrell completed the short-course in agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Re-elected to the CHS Board were: Dennis Carlson, Mandan, North Dakota, U.S.; Alan Holm, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, U.S.; Randy Knecht, Houghton, South Dakota, U.S., and Steve Riegel, Ford, Kansas, U.S.
Following the annual meeting, the CHS Board elected David Bielenberg of Silverton, Oregon, U.S., to a fifth one-year term as chairman. Other directors selected as officers for 2017 were Daniel Schurr, LeClaire, Iowa, U.S., as first vice-chairman; David Johnsrud, Starbuck, Minnesota, U.S., as secretary-treasurer; C.J. Blew, Castleton, Kansas, U.S., second vice-chairman, and Don Anthony, Lexington, Nebraska, U.S., as assistant secretary-treasurer.
CHS Inc. is a global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the U.S. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations.