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CHS Town Halls on a roll

The second in a series of 10 Town Hall meetings was held at the CHS Refinery at Laurel, Mont.
On a morning back-dropped by mountains decorated with freshly fallen snow, about 70 CHS farmer-owners from Montana and neighboring states gathered at the CHS Refinery at Laurel for the second in a series of 10 town hall meetings scheduled for this summer across the country.

Just three weeks into their new roles, Dan Schurr, chairman of the CHS Board of Directors, and Jay Debertin, president and CEO, CHS, began a series of meetings at CHS locations in nine states to listen, answer questions, and build on a culture of transparency throughout the membership. “You are our owners,” says Debertin. “We want to hear what you have to say and answer your questions.”

They also spoke about recent leadership changes and current market conditions. The strong cycle of incredible earnings enjoyed by CHS in recent years was a time when, “the wind was at our back,” says Debertin. Yet, even with today’s challenging agriculture and energy markets, he said CHS continues to maintain financial flexibility and provide valuable products and services to owners.

“I’m really happy to be with all of you and to work with this team to both strengthen and grow the company,” Debertin says. 

Go to for the schedule of the remaining August town hall meetings.

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