Owners & Investors

Owner Patronage

Owner Patronage

As a CHS owner, you are part of a cooperative committed to your success today and over the long haul. In fact, we believe being an owner provides three distinct advantages: 

You're a customer - We are committed to working hard each day to deliver the products and services you need, when you need them and at a competitive price.

You're a CHS owner - This is your cooperative, and, just by being a customer, you are an owner and have a voice. Our cooperative is stronger because of the collective input from our owners. 

You're a patron - You share in the profits. In the past six years, CHS has returned to you, our owners, $2.6 billion in cash, preferred stock and dividends on preferred stock. The CHS Board of Directors decided to distribute non-qualified equity certificates for FY17 patronage-based earnings in lieu of patronage as a tool to restore CHS financial flexibility. Non-qualified equity certificates are included in the equity revolvement program and will be redeemed in the future at the Board's discretion. We know patronage is a key driver for doing business with CHS and it is our goal to distribute competitive levels of patronage over time. 

To apply for membership and patronage eligibility, please use this fillable PDF. Once filled out, please print this form and mail to CHS Inc., Patron Equities Dept. MS 682, P.O. Box 64089, St. Paul, MN 55164.

For questions call 1-800-328-6539 ext. 6124 or email contact CHS Patron Equities. All membership and patronage applications are subject to review and approval by the CHS Board of Directors under guidelines detailed in the CHS Membership Policy.