New Leaders

CHS New Leaders Program

New Leaders have an increasingly vital role to play in the agriculture industry as you and your fellow farmers and ranchers join together in the cooperative system and leverage your ownership for success. Whether you are under 45 years old, or you are part of the next generation that hasn’t yet taken full responsibility for the farm or ranch, the CHS New Leaders Program is for you.

At the heart of the program is the CHS New Leaders Forum, where you will gain insights from thought leaders, exchange perspectives with peers and experts, and gear up for the future while attending the CHS Annual Meeting. 

You can also take advantage of a number of other opportunities for you to explore board leadership, develop advocacy skills, learn about resources, and much more … all while voicing your opinions so that the company you own – CHS – successfully evolves to serve you, your children and your grandchildren.


  • CHS New Leaders Forum

    The CHS New Leaders Forum is an event exclusively designed for next-generation cooperative owners to further develop leadership skills, learn about opportunities to serve and advocate on behalf of the cooperative system, and meet other young farmers and ranchers from across the country. 

    If you are interested in attending the 2019 New Leaders Forum or would like to nominate a next-generation farmer or rancher, please contact your cooperative general manager. Find more information about the 2019 New Leader Forum and registration

  • Political Advocacy

    Each year, the Political Advocacy with CHS Government Affairs program hosts CHS New Leaders in Washington, D.C. to learn skills critical for engaging effectively and making a powerful impact on issues relevant to CHS and its owners. 2019 Political Advocacy with CHS Government Affairs application

  • CHS Owner Forums

    You’re invited to join us at a 2019 CHS Owners Forum to hear business updates, industry trends and to share your input on how we can make connections that support long-term success. Learn more and register for an upcoming CHS Owners Forum in your area.

  • Statewide Opportunities

    CHS sponsors a number of rural leadership and statewide agricultural programs, some of which offer young farmer and rancher conferences, site visits, or other educational programs. If you would like to learn about potential program participation in your area, contact