Producer Board

The CHS Producer Board provides direction and insight that drives our cooperative business.  Meet your board representatives below.

West Region

Dana Stapleton

Dana operates a ranch near Sisseton, SD where he has an 800 head feedlot. Along with the cattle, Dana grows corn, wheat, beans, and alfalfa. He enjoys hunting and relaxing at the lake with his wife Julie and kids Hope and Tanner.

Evan Holker

Evan, along with his wife, have a farm north of Ortonville, MN where they raise corn and soybeans. They have two children and enjoy motorcycling, hunting, and traveling. Evan also serves on his local township board.

Travis Rinas

Travis, along with his wife Laura and their two kids live in Sisseton, SD. Travis stays busy by working on the farm with his dad where they raise corn, beans, and alfalfa.

Jeff Donnay

Jeff and his wife Rose have lived in Wilmot, SD since 1995. They have three children Daniel, Melissa, and Nicole who all live in the Wilmot area as well. Jeff and his son Daniel operate a farm near Wilmot, where they provide custom farming and tiling services.


Central Region

Chad Davison

Chad operates a diverse crop farm in Tintah, MN where he raises sugar beets, corn, soybeans, and alfalfa along with doing some custom chopping of silage and haylage. In his free time Chad enjoys playing with his kids, Laila, Beau, and Ivy, listening to podcasts, and going on dates with his wife Amanda.

Evan Anderson
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Lauren Dorweiler

Lauren was born and raised in Chokio, MN where he grew up working on area farms. He and his wife, Risa, still live in Chokio where they raised two kids Jack and Audrey. Lauren currently operates a 4th generation corn and soybean farm with his son Jack.

Mark Summer
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Mark Vipond
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Steven Deal

Steven runs a corn and soybean farm in Herman, MN. Steven has served his community by being on the Township Board, the Walleye Master Board and his Church Board. In his free time, Steven enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time at the lake with his wife Melissa and their three sons, Zackery, Isaac and Owen.


East Region

Brian Jergenson

Brian currently operates a corn and soybean farm south of Glenwood, MN. He and his wife Laura have two sons, Taylor and Collin. Brian serves his community by serving on church, county and township boards.

Ron Prahl

Ron operates a grain farm west of Hoffman, MN. He is currently serving on the Roseville Township Board as Supervisor. Ron and his wife Jackie have a son, Parker, and a daughter, Taylor.

Paul Anderson

Paul operates a 4th generation farm in Starbuck, MN with his wife Faith. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. Paul is currently the District 12B State Representative where he serves the Pope, Stearns, and Douglas County communities.

Darin Hanson

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Norman Krause

Norm and his wife Julie are from the Staples, MN area where he operates a crop farm. Along with his son Jon, they grow kidney beans, black beans, malt barley, corn and alfalfa. Norm also serves on the Northwest Bean Growers Board and the Lakewood Health System Board.

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