The CFS Board of Directors, recognizing the responsibility of leadership, has adopted the following policy as a guideline for directors:
The following qualifications and characteristics should be considered:
- Personal characteristics of honesty, loyalty, and stability
- Understands and supports the CFS vision, mission, and purpose.
- Ability to work well within a team and support majority decisions
- In good standing (financial/credit) with the co-op
- Supportive of the cooperative, both in voice and in patronage
- Is a voting member of the cooperative
- Committed to attending local, regional, and state meetings, seminars, and training institutes
- Under the age of 70 at the time of the election
- Willingness and ability to keep board matters confidential
- Has not been employed by the cooperative in the last 3 years prior to nomination
A CFS Board Director must be an “actively engaged” producer of agricultural products, who does at least $3,000 in business with the co-op each fiscal year. “Actively engaged” in reference to the sale of grain and/or livestock is when said producer derives a minimum of $5,000 from the sale of grain and/or livestock as stated on Schedule F of the patron’s IRS tax return.
I acknowledge the following:
- I understand the guidelines set above and wish to apply as a candidate for the CFS Board of Directors.
- I have no loyalties or affiliations that would interfere with being a member of the CFS Board of Directors.
- I am not an officer, director, or employee of any organization that competes with CFS in any manner.
- I understand that the above information may be used in a future CFS publication.