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Current COVID-19 Changes

Overall Company Updates:

  • We are limiting access at all locations and have eliminated walk-in traffic. Our staff members are available via phone (calls and texts) and email to fully serve your needs during this time.
  • If you are visiting a CHS location, please remain in your vehicle and call the location phone number you are visiting.
  • We have restricted face-to-face meetings. Our sales staff will conduct business via phone, text or email. As a company that prides itself on the relationships we have built, this will be a difficult change. However, face-to-face meetings pose a greater risk for all parties. If you need to conduct critical business that requires an in-person meeting, please call for an appointment to confirm access to the facility and availability of staff. All visitors to our office will be required to complete a questionnaire before entering our facilities.
  • For seed deliveries:
    • Those seed orders requested to be delivered will have the receipt either emailed or texted to them. You will have 48 hours to confirm the order by replying to the emailed receipt or the order will be automatically approved
    • Once order is delivered to your property, the employee delivering the order will take a picture of the receipt and the load delivered
    • For any questions, call Tim Gehling at 507-923-3066 or Jordan Thiel at 507-951-8125

A list of department manager contacts can be found here:

Agronomy locations:

  • Byron- 507-528-2175
  • Claremont- 507-528-2175
  • Grand Meadow- 507-754-5125
  • Ostrander- 507-657-2234
  • St. Charles- 507-932-4830

Grain locations:

  • Claremont- 507-528-2175
  • Kasson- 507-634-7545
  • Grand Meadow- 507-754-5125
  • Ostrander- 507-657-2234
  • St. Charles- 507-932-4830
  • Wykoff: 507-754-5125

Feed store locations:

  • Chatfield- 507-867-4311
  • Kasson- 507-634-7545 and press 5

Energy:

  • Warehouse- 507-288-1020

Ag is an essential infrastructure. CHS locations continue to operate.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has issued a Stay-at-Home Order related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order will be in effect from 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 27, through Friday, April 10, 2020. Consistent with guidance from the United States Department of Homeland Security, the order exempts certain essential infrastructure and services, including agriculture and food.

After a full review of the order, CHS has determined that its operations fit within this exemption and we will continue to operate to provide essential products and services so cooperatives, retailers and farmers can plant and grow crops, raise livestock and bring the food they produce to market.

Below is a note from CHS to our customers in Minnesota.

Grain Marketing 202

Due to weather, the Grain Marketing 202 session has been rescheduled for March 9 at 1 pm at our St. Charles location.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to one of the following:

-Aaron at the Kasson office at 507-634-7545 x 7
– Jared at the Ostrander office at 507-657-2234
– St. Charles location at 507-932-4830

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Grain Marketing 202

Join us as we take the next step in our grain marketing journey. We will review the basics of grain marketing before taking a more in-depth look at options and compass contracts along with different ways to include these tools in your marketing plan.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to your local grain merchandiser.

Aaron Ulland in Kasson @ 507-634-7545 ext. 7
Jared Schaefer in Ostrander @ 507-657-2234
Ken Garness in Kasson @ 507-634-7545 ext. 7

Hope to see you there!

Denise Montgomery Retiring

Denise Montgomery is retiring January 12. Denise started with Ostrander Farmers Cooperative in 2010 and has been in Wykoff for her entire career with CHS. Denise, thank you for all that you have done for CHS and the Wykoff area. Over the years she has developed strong friendships with our farmer customers, which has supported our business. Developing relationships is as necessary as having a good bid, and she will be missed. Enjoy retirement, Denise!

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