CHS is a global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, agronomy, grains and foods, we’re committed to creating connections to empower agriculture, helping our owners and customers grow their businesses.
CHS offers a breadth of products and services to support our owners and customers every step of the way. Our practical solutions, local expertise and global connections give our farmer-owners and local cooperatives competitive advantages to reach their goals.
CHS is committed to making a meaningful impact in agriculture and rural America. Through our stewardship initiatives, we invest in programs that develop new generations of ag leaders, promote ag safety and strengthen hometown communities.
Cooperatives are owned and governed by members who use its products, supplies, or services and operate in many sectors of the economy. In a cooperative system, people come together to scale buying power, gain access to goods and services and create economic opportunity.
At CHS, our teams work together to provide the products, services and expertise farmers and cooperatives need to feed a growing population. As a CHS employee, you help empower agriculture by creating connections that bring shared success.
Building sustainability through cooperative strength
Caring for people and the environment will always be at the heart of the agricultural cooperative system. That is why CHS takes an outcome-based approach to sustainability with a long-term focus on people, community, economic viability and environmental success.
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Sustainability in action
Optimizing nutrient management
CHS is fully engaged with planning and advancing The Fertilizer Institute’s 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship program. We put 4Rs principles into practice by providing agronomic recommendations and developing products that maximize nutrient availability to grow crops and improve soil health.
Training that empowers employees
More than 1,100 CHS employees have enrolled in the Lean practitioner certification program that enables and empowers them to identify opportunities for improved efficiency and performance, then take actions to increase customer value. Lean practitioners are encouraged to consider sustainability fundamentals as they pursue continuous improvement to benefit our owners and help CHS become more sustainable.
Teamwork for COVID-19 relief
CHS Seeds for Stewardship grants matched contributions by member cooperatives in more than a dozen states to help buy ventilators, serve meals, provide counseling and address other critical COVID-19 needs.
Protecting communities and employees
We collaborated with local emergency and public health directors on a special location-readiness plan before bringing out-of-town crews to a rural community for an elevator construction project during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Helping hometowns thrive
As part of the 2019 CHS Days of Service program, CHS employee teams organized group service projects and spent more than 20,000 hours volunteering in their hometowns.
Working with food chain partners
Through Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, CHS and partners are conducting a five-year program to track and improve resource management and soil conservation. CHS farmer-owners have enrolled more than 160,000 wheat acres in the program.