Several Kansas farmers, including several from McPherson County, learned about the opportunities and challenges facing cooperatives, agriculture and rural America as participants in the recent CHS New Leaders Forum sponsored by CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company.
The following participants were among 300 young producers from across the U.S. participating in the early December program: Shane Eck of McPherson, Cody Regiere of Inman, Brandon Schrag of McPherson and Cassie Wandersee of Moundridge. The group represented Mid Kansas Coop, Moundridge, Kansas at the CHS New Leaders Forum, in Minneapolis, Minn., in conjunction with the CHS Annual Meeting.
During the three-day forum, participants heard from leading experts on agriculture, leadership and precision technology, including Carl Casale, president and CEO, CHS Inc.; Alejandro Sayago, Agriculture & Turf, John Deere; Ted Crosbie, Integrated Farming Systems, Monsanto and Robert Thompson, University of Illinois.
The New Leaders Forum also featured a networking event with the CHS Board of Directors, management and staff and participation in the 2012 CHS Annual Meeting, including workshops and the annual meeting business session.
CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States.