Deadline to submit CFS Board Member Application is September 15th


CFS Director Policies state that no person who will be 70 years or older at the time of the election will be eligible to be nominated as a director.



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.