CHS New Leaders Forum participants



Young farmer and rancher candidates are invited to attend this year's forum in Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 4 to 5, right before the CHS Annual Meeting. Talk to your local cooperative for nomination details. 


2018 Agenda Highlights

The CHS New Leaders Forum is designed exclusively for next-generation cooperative owners to help them better understand the cooperative model, develop their leadership skills and learn about opportunities to serve and advocate for cooperatives. 

Tuesday, Dec. 4

3:00 p.m. Registration begins
6:30 p.m.  Welcome reception - Meet and mingle with CHS Board members and senior leaders

Wednesday, Dec. 5

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

General Session

  • Experience a dynamic, interactive workshop on the critical role of trust in leadership led by David Horsager, author of The Trust Edge.
  • Hear from a panel of New Leaders Forum alumni serving on boards and members of the CHS Board describing their board service journeys.
  • Join discussions about agricultural and cooperative leadership and the role of diverse thinking and collaboration.
6:30 p.m.   Exclusive reception and dinner - Enjoy an evening at a local microbrewery and network with other new leaders while sampling some of the Twin Cities microbrew culture. 


Registration Details

  • Cooperatives can nominate young farmers and ranchers to participate. 
  • CHS covers the majority of the event, travel and food costs. Cooperatives only pay a nominal stipend per person. New Leaders do not incur any costs for attending.
  • Registration for nominees is now open, use password NewLeader2018 to register
  • If you have questions, please contact us at

David Horsager
CHS New Leaders Forum attendees
David Horsager
Young couple giving an invocation
CHS New Leaders Forum attendees
CHS New Leaders Forum attendees