Celebrating National Co-op Month
Agricultural cooperatives are owned by farmers and ranchers across rural America.
As America’s largest farmer-owned cooperative, the cooperative model and the strength it brings to local communities is the backbone of CHS. Every October, that model is celebrated as part of National Co-op Month, which aims to spread awareness about the benefits of being part of the cooperative system and the important role cooperatives play in their communities.
The challenges of today’s society are not lost on cooperatives. The 2021 National Co-op Month theme, “Build Back for Impact,” recognizes issues such as a global pandemic, climate emergency and systemic racism and how the role cooperatives can play in facing these issues.
“CHS is proud to be part of the cooperative system and we’re driven by our purpose to create connections to empower agriculture,” says Jay Debertin, CHS president and CEO. “Our values of inclusion, integrity, cooperative spirit and safety guide us as we work together for shared success and to strengthen our communities.”