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

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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.

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Facts at a Glance

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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. 

Employees
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.

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

Governance
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

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Our History
The CHS commitment to adding value for farmers, ranchers and local cooperatives began more than eight decades ago in rural America. CHS has grown considerably since its beginnings with operations now spanning the globe in the businesses of agriculture, energy and food.  Read more
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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 March/April issue looks at how the growing global food demand is changing consumer appetites and the development of new technology in nutrient production, how maple syrup production has changed over four generations of work on one Wisconsin family's farm, an overview of the benefits of using an operating loan from CHS Capital and other news from across the CHS system.

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