ST. PAUL, Minn. — CHS Inc., North America’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, teamed up with Kansas State University to recognize the Short family from Assaria as the CHS Farm Family of the Year Photo Contest winners.

The Short family’s photo was acknowledged by their community, peers and others, generating the most votes in the CHS Farm Family of the Year Photo Contest hosted on Kansas State University’s Facebook page.

“Farm families are an American staple. Their hard work and perseverance continues to get passed down from generation to generation,” said Ann Mann, enterprise advertising, sponsorships and events director at CHS Inc. “We congratulate the Short family and recognize not only them, but all the farm families in Kansas, whose agricultural pride impact all of us.”

The Short family received a VIP experience to the Kansas State University football game on Oct. 8, including game tickets, hospitality passes, school gear and in-game recognition as the CHS Farm Family of the Year.

The CHS Farm Family of the Year Photo Contest is part of a broader CHS partnership with 23 universities, designed to help tell the story of U.S. agriculture and build pride in the cooperative system. More information about the CHS Farm Family of the Year Photo Contest as well as CHS products, services, scholarships and careers can be found at http://chsinc.com.