CHS Cooperative Resources

CHS Cooperative Resources

Outsmart, outwork, outthink and outpace the competition

In today’s fast-changing agricultural marketplace, it’s good to know you’re not alone. As part of our cooperative system, member cooperatives have access to tools and support that are available only to CHS owners. Cooperative Resources is a dedicated team that is 100 percent focused on providing member cooperatives with resources and services to support their strategy, talent and leadership development needs. Our experts have a deep understanding of the cooperative business and are committed to ensuring cooperatives maintain a competitive edge over the long run.

Develop and acquire current and future leaders  

We have a track record of helping cooperatives hire, develop, retain and advance talent to reach their goals. Our selection services team finds high-caliber CEOs/general managers that are the right match, while our Cooperative Leadership Academy programs help drive cooperative growth and service, unleash potential and prepare tomorrow’s leaders.

Thought leadership and strategic planning

Strengthen your planning, gain industry insights and design your best path forward. Using proven, practical tools, we work with leadership teams and boards to build defined, executable strategic plans. Our team’s deep knowledge of the cooperative system, supported by market analytics and experience working with customers all over the country, enhances our understanding of emerging business opportunities and risks.

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Member cooperative CEO and board engagement

Stay ahead of market trends, create opportunities and build shared success. We understand cooperatives’ unique needs. You can count on Cooperative Resources to deliver sound advice and tailored solutions for your business. We help you with critical initiatives, financial planning support, merger facilitation and ways to leverage the strength of the cooperative system for growth.

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Our comprehensive, high-touch process has helped many cooperatives find the right CEO/general manager to take their business to next level.

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CHS Cooperative Resources is committed to helping cooperatives succeed for generations

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Cooperative Leadership Academy

Build your team with courses geared to cooperative employees and directors. View the Cooperative Leadership Academy catalog.

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It's all about people

A Colorado cooperative doubles down on training for directors and managers. Making learning a priority has helped Agfinity succeed financially. "We are experiencing our third year of increasing local profits, returning cash to members at a time when they need it more than ever," says Brancel.

Next-generation ideas

Recruiting associate directors helps co-op boards prepare for the future. Ryan Mackenthun and Jake Rieke wouldn't argue with descriptions often used for people in their millennial generation: tech-savvy, civic-minded, having global views, wanting work-life balance. The young farmers accepted positions as associate directors on the board of United Farmers Cooperative (UFC).