Our History

Investing in our Patrons

In 1919, a group of 80 farmers in Winnebago County decided to help themselves to better incomes and greater security. This started the history of our cooperative. They raised about two thousand dollars and formed Larsen Cooperative Company. Its purpose: to sell potatoes, ship livestock, and pool orders for feed and flour.

Today, CHS Larsen Cooperative employs about 200 full- and part time employees and operates facilities in 20 communities in northeast Wisconsin. Larsen Cooperatives annual sales are approximately $120 Million. Over the past 100 years, our cooperative has grown beyond the yields and livestock our communities have been built upon. We boast a variety of divisions that serve all who call northeast Wisconsin home. No matter if you’re a large or small Farmer, an area business, or the local homeowner, we have a way to take care of you through one of our five main divisions.

In August 2012 voting members approved a merger with CHS Inc. September 1st 2012 Larsen Cooperative joined the CHS Country Ops family to better serve our patrons into the future.

In Spring 2015 the cooperative offically adopted the CHS name and is now represented as CHS Larsen Cooperative.

2019 Board of Directors
Back row from the left: Bucky Henschel,  Larry Eisentraut, Ron Kurey and Don Lutz.
Front row from the left: Neal Krohlow, Vice-Chairman, Steve Bartel, Chairman, and Dan Peterson, Secretary.

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