ST. PAUL Minnesota farmer Alan Holm has been elected to a three-year term on the board of CHS Inc. (CHSCP), the nation's leading producer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company.
"A strong cooperative system is one of the most valuable partners a farmer can have," Holm said. "CHS and our local cooperatives contribute a great deal to helping producers and their communities."
Holm, 53, brings to the CHS Board nearly two decades experience in cooperative and agricultural leadership. He has served 19 years on the board of what is now River Region Co-op, Sleepy Eye, the past eight as chairman. In addition, he has served as chairman of the Southern Minnesota Co-op Directors' Association and secretary of the Minnesota State Co-op Directors' Association. Holm also served two years on the CHS Resolutions Committee, including one as chairman. He has also served in leadership capacities with the Brown County Farm Service Agency county committee, Ag Star Financial Services Advisory Board and Renville Co-op Transport.
"Giving back to the community through service on local boards and committees has enriched my professional and personal lives," he said. "I look forward to contributing to a strong future for CHS on behalf of its farmer-owners."
Holm said he looks forward to helping CHS to continue grow as a leader in agricultural products across the U.S. and globally through the agricultural inputs it supplies and the grains, oilseeds and value-added products it markets.
Holm is a New Ulm High School graduate. He holds an associate's degree in machine tool technology from Mankato (Minn.) Technical College and has participated in numerous cooperative and agriculture educational programs. He has been active as a coach and leader in area youth baseball and softball programs.
Holm raises corn, soybeans sweet corn, peas and hay on 1,400 acres near Sleepy Eye, a farm that has been in his family since 1870. He also operates a 50-head cow-calf herd. He and his wife, Janet, have three adult children.
CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com) is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal 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, pwropane and renewable energy products.