Monthly Archives:: February 2020

Erskine Producer Marketing Meeting – March 11, 2020

On March 11, 2020 starting at 10:00 A.M. CHS will be holding a Producer Marketing Meeting at the Erskine Grain Terminal Ag Service Shop. Featured speakers will be Ed Usset, Ami Heesch, and Matt Erickson.

Ed Usset is a Grain Marketing Specialist and Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota. He also serves as a Grain Marketing Specialist for the Center for Farm Financial Management, and the coordinator of the Minnesota Master Marketer Program, a series of intensive training programs designed to improve the marketing skills of grain producers.  Mr. Usset has also authored numerous publications including “Grain Marketing is Simple (it’s just not easy)”.

Ami Heesch is a Commodity Broker and Market Analyst with CHS Hedging. Matt Erickson is a Corn and Soybean Merchandiser with CHS Grain Marketing.

Following the marketing meeting there will be a free will donation lunch to support Harvest For Hunger. Every March since 2011, CHS Country Operations employees from across the country have worked with farmers, ranchers, community organizations and businesses to fight rural hunger through the annual CHS Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive. Since it began, Harvest for Hunger has raised more than $6 million and 4.5 million pounds of food for local and regional food shelves. All proceeds will be donated to a local area food shelf.

Learn ways to stay safe during Grain Bin Safety Week

grain bin safety training

Grain bins can be dangerous places. Purdue University researchers report that bin-related injuries such as entrapments, equipment entanglements and asphyxia are on the rise – more than 60 incidents occurred in the U.S. in 2018. 

As part of our commitment to safety as a core value, CHS is partnering with other ag industry leaders to support Grain Bin Safety Week, Feb. 16-22. Here are the top three things you can do to promote safe practices around grain bins:

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