CHS Veteran Employer Profile


CHS employee Josh

At CHS, we’re honored to offer veterans and their families a place to grow their careers and make a difference. And we’re proud to have so many who have served and are serving in our ranks.

The values that you and other veterans lived in the military – integrity and accountability, respect, leadership, service, leading with courage, commitment to a job done well – align with the long-held values that make CHS and our cooperative system strong. Military hires bring unique skills and experiences with them to the job making our company stronger – the discipline, attention to detail and ability to quickly problem solve are second to none.

Guided by the values of the American farm families who own us, we offer military veterans career opportunities where they can experience a shared commitment to teamwork and community, and feel right at home while working in one of many CHS hometown locations across rural America.

Who We Are

CHS employee Brad

CHS is the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods business.

Simply put, CHS sells cooperatives and farmers everything they need to grow healthy, profitable crops. Products like fertilizer, seed, crop protection products, agronomic expertise, financing, fuel, lubricants for their machinery, and propane to dry their crops after harvest and warm their homes. Then, we buy our customers’ grain and sell it to food and feed companies all over the world.

CHS excels at managing commodity marketing supply chains and logistics around the world, and operates petroleum refineries/pipelines, and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.


Military Success Stories


I choose to work for CHS because I wanted to work for a company that not only takes care of its employees, but also takes care of its customers. This is very important. In the military we’re taught to take care of our soldiers. I take care of my customers and coworkers like I take care of my soldiers. Additionally, my hard work and dedication to completing my missions has allowed me to really succeed and grow into various positions at CHS. I’m able to learn and grow as much as I would like with CHS.

- Jessica, financial credit analyst, Army National Guard, Corporal

“The discipline, dedicated work ethic and leadership skills I developed while in the Marine Corps has given me the ability to handle a multitude of situations. As most military members know, learning to adapt and overcome to all challenges is key in accomplishing tasks. In the military you learn that it takes a team, not just an individual, to handle a situation. That’s true in the workplace as well. When I joined CHS I found an organization where people are committed to the task at hand. It’s an organization with a long-term focus and one that gives me opportunities to grow personally and professionally.”

- Rick Rugless, regional sales manager, Refined Fuels - North Region United States Marine Corps – Administrative Clerk/Information Technology Systems

“CHS offered me the opportunity to serve a purpose greater than myself, which was what I was looking for after years of serving my country. I found a lot of similarities between CHS and the military, including the desire to serve a greater purpose and to work toward a common objective with people who share a strong work ethic. Working for our farmer owners provides me the same satisfaction as serving in the military. I get to use my military experiences to drive execution through planning, risk management, budgeting and leadership. The military protects our freedom. CHS helps feed a hungry world. That’s not just a job, it’s a mission.”

- Mark Mahowald, IT Relationship Manager United States Army – Chief, Network Operations, 88th RRC

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