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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Members of CHS Inc., marketer and distributor of Cenex brand refined fuels, selected six producers to serve three-year terms on the farmer-owned cooperative's board of directors, the company reported yesterday.
Delegates elected were Eleva, Wis., producer Greg Kruger, as one of two directors representing producers in a region including 19 Great Lakes and eastern U.S. states. Kruger succeeds Robert Grabarski of Arkdale, Wis., who was elected in 1999.
Re-elected to the board were Curt Eischens of Minneota, Minn.; Jerry Hasnedl of St. Hilaire, Minn.; Richard Owen of Geraldine, Mont.; Bruce Anderson of Glenburn, N.D.; and Dan Schurr of LeClaire, Iowa. The elections took place during the company’s annual meeting held Dec. 5, in Minneapolis.
Following the election, the 17-member board elected Michael Toelle of Browns Valley, Minn., to his seventh one-year term as chairman. Other officers elected were Bob Bass, Reedsburg, Wis., as first vice chairman; Anderson as secretary-treasurer; Eischens as second vice chairman; and Randy Knecht of Houghton, S.D., as assistant secretary-treasurer.
A Fortune 200 company, CHS is owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, along with thousands of preferred stockholders from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest, and from the Canadian border to Texas. 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.