Program

Program

The CHS Annual Meeting will give you insight into the company strategy, an opportunity to network with fellow owners and the chance to help govern your cooperative.  

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Wednesday, Dec. 4

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. New Leaders Forum
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room 200 D-G
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Resolutions Committee Orientation
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room 102 B
2 - 5 p.m. Joint Meeting of 2019 CHS Annual Meeting Committees – Rules & Credentials and Resolutions Committees
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room M101 A-C
3 - 6 p.m. Annual Meeting/Delegate Registration Opens
(Delegates must register by 6 p.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 5)
Minneapolis Convention Center
Main Lobby

Thursday, Dec. 5

8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Education Sessions
Minneapolis Convention Center
Multiple Rooms
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Connection Center and CHS Store Open
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room 101 A-J
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Annual Meeting/Delegate Registration
(Delegates must register by 6 p.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 5)
Minneapolis Convention Center
Main Lobby
8 - 11 a.m. Annual Meeting Connection Center Leadership Availability
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room 101 A-J
David Beckman, David Black, Scott Cordes, Jay Debertin, Steve Fritel, Darin Hunhoff, David Johnsrud, Tracy Jones, Mary Kaul-Hottinger, Randy Knecht, Dan Lehmann, Ed Malesich, Dan Schurr
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Resolutions Committee
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room 102 B (Open session: 10 – 11:30 a.m.)
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CHSPAC Hospitality Room Open
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room 102 C
10 - 11 a.m. Rules & Credentials Committee
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room 102 A
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Open Lunch
Minneapolis Convention Center
Hall C
1 - 3:30 p.m. Annual Meeting Connection Center Leadership Availability
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room 101 A-J
C.J. Blew, Dennis Carlson, Rick Dusek, Jon Erickson, Mark Farrell, John Griffith, Gary Halvorson, Alan Holm, David Kayser, Russ Kehl, Perry Meyer, Angie Olsonawski, Steve Riegel, Jim Zappa
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Cooperative Leadership Circle Recognition
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room 103 A
4 - 5:30 p.m. General Session
Minneapolis Convention Center
Ballroom A-B Reserved seating
  • National Anthem/Presentation of Colors
  • Call to Order
  • Reflection
  • Notice of Meeting/Certification of Quorum
  • Announcement of Committee Appointments
  • Rules & Credentials Committee Report
  • Keynote Speaker, Andrew Busch
5:30 - 7 p.m. CHS Reception
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room 101 A-J
6 p.m. Delegate Registration Closes
Minneapolis Convention Center
Main Lobby

Friday, Dec. 6

7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rules & Credentials Committee
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room 102 A
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Annual Meeting Non-Delegate Registration
Minneapolis Convention Center
Main Lobby
8 - 9:15 a.m. Regional Caucuses/Information Meetings
Region 1 – Room M100 C-H Mezzanine Level
Region 2 – Room 200 A-B
Region 3 – Room 102 D-F
Region 4 – Room 205 A-D
Region 5 – Room 200 I-J
Region 6 – Room 200 G-H
Region 7 – Room 200 E-F
Region 8 – Room 200 C-D
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Break
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Delegate Verification
Minneapolis Convention Center
Ballroom Entrance
9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Business Meeting
Minneapolis Convention Center
Ballroom A-B
  • Call to Order
  • Board Report – Dan Schurr, Board Chair
  • Minutes of the 2018 Annual Meeting
  • Rules & Credentials Committee Report
  • Financial Report
  • Resolutions Committee Report
  • Director Election Announcements
  • New Business
  • Member Interaction Session
  • Management Report – Jay Debertin, President and CEO
11:30 a.m. (approx.) Adjourn
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Open Lunch
Minneapolis Convention Center
Hall C


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Resolutions Committee

The committee's purpose is to develop and present a slate of resolutions on issues of importance to CHS member pertaining to agriculture, energy, trade, environment, cooperative governance and other policy matters. The committee has eight members, one from each of the company's director representation regions.

Rules & Credentials Committee

The Rules and Credentials Committee is charged with ensuring the official business of CHS, including director elections, comply with the CHS governing documents, follow set processes and are conducted with the highest of integrity. The committee consists of eight CHS members, one from each of the company's director representation regions.

Connection Center

Have coffee with CHS leaders, connect with experts from across the company, and learn from your fellow owners.

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Give back

At the 2018 annual meeting, you helped us pack more than 700 kits for active military members. The popular volunteer activity will be available again this year. Let’s set a new record this year to show our troops how much we appreciate their service.

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