2019 Board of Director Candidates
Neal Krohlow – Running for At-Large
Neal Krohlow and wife, Jill, have been married for 31 years. Their children are Sam, daughter-in-law, Kim, and Bridget and Joey.
Krohlow is a cash crop farmer. They farm 600 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. Off the farm he enjoys golfing, snowmobiling and motorcycling.
Neal has served one term on the CHS Larsen Cooperative for 3 years. If he is elected again he wants to help keep the co-op moving forward. He wants to continue making it more profitable for the members and help make it a great place to work for its employees. He feels very hopeful about the new leadership and existing employees as he looks forward to working with them to strengthen the business. One item he’d like to see happen is build a new fertilizer plant to keep our cooperative competitive and profitable.
Krohlow has been an active, hands-on board member, who reaches out to management and employees who are on the front line and have essential insight. He feels he’s tried to be an effective board member, for example, one improvement he was involved with was the construction of the new liquid 32% tank in Readfield.
Bucky Henschel – Running for At-Large
Christopher Henschel, better known as Bucky, has been married to his wife, Megan, for six years. They have three children Jayln (10), Jack (3), and Elliot (9 mo).
Bucky is the second generation farmer and works along side his parents Jeff and Diana on Jeffana Holsteins which is primarily a dairy farm; but, they also do some cash cropping. They milk around 400 Registered Holsteins with six Lely robots. They work about 1,500 acres of land and grow soybeans, corn and alfalfa.
Bucky did some schooling at UW-River Falls and took the farm operations short courses at Fox Valley Technical College. His hobbies include deer hunting, fishing, and smoking meat. Hot sticks, brats, and prime rib are some of his specialties.
Bucky has served on the board for one year as he filled a vacant seat to finish out a term for a different member. He has enjoyed his first year and would like to help continue moving the cooperative in a positive direction. Also, If re-elected, he would like to have a say in what happens at the cooperative and he would like to bring in new fresh ideas from the younger generation of farmers. He sees this as an opportunity for the next generation to learn this side of farming.
His other involvement with the co-op has been through the Young Advocates group at CHS Larsen Cooperative and attended the New Leaders Forum and Annual meeting in December 2018. He also had an internship at the cooperative doing GPS soil sampling, wrote prescriptions for VRT trucks and went through agronomist training.