Our Company

Helping you grow.

Building success through a strong cooperative system.

Every day, CHS strives to grow opportunities for our producer and cooperative owners, as well as our energy, grain and food customers. Founded in 1929, and employing 11,000 people in 25 countries we’re a diversified farmer-owned Fortune 100 company. We’re making a difference around the world with our depth of energy, grain and food solutions—not to mention our full range of business services and our commitment to good stewardship. Growing more crops. Growing global markets. Growing opportunities.

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Our Vision & Values

Our Vision & Values
What drives everything we do.

Our Vision
To be a globally integrated energy, grains and foods system innovatively linking producers with consumers.

Our Mission
To grow company profitability and stakeholder value.

Our Values
At CHS, our values include a tradition of partnership and shared success. We build lasting and mutually rewarding customer relations. We manage our business safely and with the highest integrity. We’re responsible stewards in our communities. Just as importantly, we value our people and their innovative spirit.


Facts at a Glance

Facts at a Glance
Global Leader
We are a globally integrated Fortune 100 company supplying energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, insurance, financial & risk management services and food & food ingredients. 

We employ over 11,000 people across North America and in 25 other countries around the globe. 

Ownership Structure
We are committed to the cooperative business model, as reflected by our ownership made up of 625,000 producers, the majority are throughout 1,100 member cooperatives and 77,000 are served through CHS local service centers.  We also have 16,000 preferred stockholders. 

FY2014 Financials
We generated $1.1 billion in net income and $42.7 billion in net revenues in fiscal year 2014.

We offer five classes of preferred stock, CHSCP, CHSCO, CHSCN, CHSCM, and CHSCL which are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

We are governed by a 17-member board of farmers and ranchers, who are elected by our cooperative-owners and producer-owners. 

CHS Retail
Our Country Operations unit serves more than 77,000 farmer-owners and customers via a network of more than 60 locally-governed service centers, comprising more than 400 locations and employing more than 5,400 people across 16 U.S. states and Canada.

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Our History

Our History
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Growing Value
Growing Value, Farmer Owned with Global Connections

As global agriculture grows increasingly complex, CHS remains committed to making the cooperative system a relevant partner in producer success. Our success is founded on our values though mutually rewarding customer relationships conducted with the highest levels of integrity and stewardship.

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The January/February issue looks at how adding more container shipments is helping feed 23 million people in Taiwan. Also, CHS awarded 240 scholarships to students at 80 colleges in 35 states in 2014. Read profiles of four young scholarship recipients. Applications for 2015-2016 are open through April 1, 2015.

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