ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kansas farmer C.J. Blew has been elected to a one-year term on the board of CHS Inc. (Nasdaq: CHSCP), an energy, grains and foods company and the nation's largest cooperative business.
Blew, 33, of Castleton, Kan., was elected to the 17-member board of directors during the CHS Annual Meeting Dec. 2-3 in Minneapolis. He is one of three directors representing farmers, ranchers and member cooperatives in a region consisting of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
"In an increasingly dynamic and global agricultural marketplace, CHS is well-positioned to add value for farmers, ranchers, member cooperatives and other customers," Blew said. "I look forward to serving in this leadership role as CHS pursues its long-term strategic direction on behalf of its member-owners."
Blew currently is serving his second term on the Mid Kansas Coop (MKC) board of directors in Moundridge, Kan., and is its chairman. He previously served as vice chairman and secretary. Blew served on the 2010 CHS Resolutions Committee and holds a position on the Hutchinson Community College Ag Advisory Board. He is a past director of the Reno County Cattleman's Board and attended the CHS New Leader Institute. In addition, he is a member of the Kansas Livestock Association, Texas Cattle Feeder's Association and the Red Angus Association of America.
Blew holds an applied science degree in farm and ranch management from Hutchinson Community College. With his father and younger brother, Blew raises irrigated corn and soybeans, dry land wheat, milo and soybeans, and also operates a commercial cow/calf business. He and his wife, Beckie, have three children, Cole, Caylee and Claire.
CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com) 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 (www.sec.gov) or on the CHS web site www.chsinc.com.
SOURCE CHS Inc.