CHS Delegates Elect Six Directors; Officer Slate Named

Dec 07, 2010, 12:16 ET from CHS Inc.

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Members of CHS Inc. (Nasdaq: CHSCP), a leading energy, grains and foods company, have elected six agricultural producers to the cooperative's board of directors.


Elected to the CHS Board of Directors for a three-year term was C.J. Blew, a Castleton, Kan., farmer who currently is chairman of the Mid Kansas Coop Board of Directors. He assumes a position on the 17-member board which was recently shifted from Minnesota to the company's south central U.S. region. Re-elected for three-year terms were Michael Toelle, Browns Valley, Minn.; Dennis Carlson, Mandan, N.D.; Randy Knecht, Houghton, S.D.; Robert Bass, Reedsburg, Wis.; and Steve Riegel, Ford, Kan. The elections took place Dec. 3 at the CHS Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis.

Following the annual meeting, the 17 directors re-elected Toelle to his ninth one-year term as chairman of the board for the nation's largest cooperative. Other officers elected include Bass as first vice chairman; Jerry Hasnedl of St. Hilaire, Minn., as secretary-treasurer; Curt Eischens of Minneota, Minn., as second vice chairman and Knecht as assistant secretary-treasurer.

CHS Inc. ( is a diversified energy, grains and foods company committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives around the world. A Fortune 100 company, CHS is owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, along with thousands of preferred stockholders across the United States. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain, livestock feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. CHS is listed on the NASDAQ at CHSCP.

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are based on management's current expectations and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the potential results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The company undertakes no obligations to publicly revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances. For a discussion of additional factors that may materially affect management's estimates and predictions, please view the CHS Inc. annual report filed on Form 10-K for the year ended Aug. 31, 2010, which can be found on the Securities and Exchange Commission web site ( or on the CHS web site