CHS Annual Meeting

We'll see you soon at the 2023 CHS Annual Meeting, Dec. 7-8, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minn. Find the agenda and answers to frequently asked questions at the registration site.



Two sets of proposed CHS Bylaws changes will be brought to CHS owners for votes at the annual meeting.


Equity management

The CHS Board has identified the need to make changes to the CHS equity management program to ensure it remains valuable to owners.

Learn more

CHS Board representation

Amendments would adjust the number of CHS Directors per region to better reflect the CHS ownership base.

Learn more

Director candidates

The following candidates declared their interest in being elected to the CHS Board of Directors prior to the Sept. 1, 2023, deadline and will be included in electronic and printed ballots.

Seat one:

  • Scott Cordes (incumbent)

Seat two:

  • Ryan Mackenthun
  • Tony Rossman
  • Brian Steen

Region 1 includes Minnesota.

  • Cortney Wagner (incumbent)
  • Courtney Herzog

Region 2 includes Montana and Wyoming.

    • Jon Erickson (incumbent)

    Region 3 includes North Dakota.

    • Tracy Jones (incumbent)

    Region 5 includes Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.

    • Dan Schurr (incumbent)

    Region 7 includes Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

      • C.J. Blew (incumbent)

      Region 8 includes Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas.


      CHS New Leaders Forum

      Young farmers and ranchers were nominated by their cooperatives to participate in the 2023 CHS New Leaders Forum, Dec. 5-6 in Minneapolis, where they will learn about the cooperative model, develop leadership skills and discover how they can advocate for agriculture and cooperatives.

      New Leaders Forum participants are invited to stay for the annual meeting and forum registration is completed in conjunction with annual meeting registration.

      If you are a young cooperative owner and would like to be nominated for future forum participation, contact the CEO or general manager of your local cooperative or email newleaders@chsinc.com.

      View the official annual meeting notice

      Read meeting notice

      The committee’s purpose is to create foundational public policy resolutions, which provide guidance to the CHS Board of Directors and CHS on matters of state and federal public policy relating to agriculture and the cooperative system. View the 2022 adopted resolutions.

      The Rules and Credentials Committee is charged with ensuring the official business of CHS, including director elections, comply with the CHS governing documents, follow set processes and are conducted with the highest of integrity. The committee consists of eight CHS members, one from each of the company's director representation regions.

      Two sets of CHS Bylaws amendments will be brought to a vote by CHS members at the 2023 CHS Annual Meeting. Learn about proposed amendments related to regional representation on the CHS Board (the number of Directors per region) and proposed amendments related to equity management.

      Every owner’s voice matters in CHS governance. 

      • As is our historical practice, the exact text of the proposed bylaws amendments will be sent to members in the notice mailed in advance of the annual meeting. The text is also available at the links noted above under Amendments.
      • Absentee online voting will be available for members who cannot be at the annual meeting in person to cast their votes.
      • Beginning in 2023, we will enhance those options by giving absentee members a way to vote online during the annual meeting on any procedural motions related to the proposed bylaws amendments brought forward during the meeting. See the annual meeting notice sent to members for details.
      • Beginning in 2023, ranked choice absentee ballots will be used for Director elections in regions with more than two candidates.
      • Direct questions related to voting procedures to Megan Bern, CHS corporate secretary, or Brandon Smith, CHS general counsel.