CHS Larsen Cooperative Supports Hometown Fire Department

Pictured: Todd Reif, CHS Larsen Co-op General Manager and Loren Steinacker, local farmer and fire fighter. 

CHS Larsen Cooperative awarded a $2,250 grant to Hortonville-Hortonia Fire District. The funds will help to keep their equipment up to date and their firefighters certified. Some of the equipment they are looking to purchase will aid in rescue situations if there were an active shooter incident. As a department they interact with several different local agencies and the school district, helping teach kids what to do if such a situation would arise.

“We’re proud to support this project as a way to strengthen the community and see it thrive,” says Todd Reif, General Manager, CHS Larsen Cooperative. “Projects like this are essential to enriching our rural area and the people who live here.”

In addition to the funds contributed by CHS Larsen Cooperative, the contribution has been matched dollar for dollar by a CHS Seeds for Stewardship grant, which helps cooperatives grow their impact locally. Together more than $4,500 will benefit Hortonville-Hortonia Fire District.

“Cooperatives were founded on the principles of education, community involvement and cooperation,” says Todd Reif. “By combining resources, we are providing double the impact to our area and demonstrating the cooperative spirit.”

To learn more about other ways CHS Larsen Cooperative gives back, visit

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