Governance & Compliance

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

The CHS Board of Directors reflects our owners, our company and our values. All members of the CHS Board of Directors must be full-time farmers or ranchers and are elected by the member cooperatives and individuals in a particular region. Once elected, the CHS Board members represent the interests of all CHS member-owners. 

There are 17 CHS Directors representing the eight regions of the CHS membership. The number of farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, and business volume in each region determine the number of directors representing the area. The CHS Board of Directors regularly revisits board representation to ensure fair and equitable distribution of the 17 CHS Director positions. 

Owners are encouraged to get involved with cooperative leadership at the local or regional level. If you are an owner interested in leading, there are several opportunities to serve.      

  • To serve on Rules and Credentials Committee or Resolutions Committee, contact your regional CHS Director.
  • To run for the CHS Board of Directorscontact CHS. Interested candidates must submit declaration documents by Sept. 1. 

Articles and Bylaws

CHS Articles of Incorporation
CHS Bylaws

CHS owners and patronage

CHS ownership includes local cooperatives, farmers and ranchers, and preferred stockholders.  Learn more about CHS owners and investors

CHS owners are customer, owners and patrons. They have a voice and they share in our profits. Learn more about owner patronage