About Us

In May of 2018, Farmer’s Cooperative Association and CBH Cooperative merged to become what is now CBH CO-OP. There are 150 combined years of products and services between the two cooperatives, carrying forth a variety of knowledge and experience to our local customers, members, and industries. Headquartered in Sturgis, CBH CO-OP offers home, ranch, and commercial customers reliable energy, agricultural, automotive, and convenience products through its network of locations including six Cenex® branded convenience stores.

CBH CO-OP is proud to be a member of CHS Inc., a diversified energy, grains, and foods company committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives around the world. A Fortune 100 company, CHS is owned by farmers, ranchers, and cooperatives, along with thousands of preferred stockholders, across the United States.

Our Mission 

CBH Cooperative provides quality products, reliable services, and value while giving back to our local members and communities.

What is a Cooperative?

A cooperative is a business that is owned and controlled by the members and has the ability to adapt and invest in the interest of its members. CBH CO-OP, previously named Farmers Union Oil Company, proudly provides services for farmers all around the region. Dating back to 1928, CBH CO-OP has been committed to facilitate patrons with agriculture and energy needs with efforts to grow and engage in new opportunities.

CBH CO-OP Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors. From names and introductions to contact information, these are the folks working together behind the scenes of the cooperative.


  • March 1958 - Farmers Union Oil Company opens for business in Union Center, SD. 
  • February 1959 - Farmers Union Oil Company holds its first annual meeting, a year and a half after opening. 
  • 1969 - Farmers Union Oil Company purchased the Independent Oil Company in Sturgis, SD. 
  • February 1973 - Farmers Union Oil Company holds its fifteenth annual meeting reporting sales over one million dollars. 
  • 1993 - The Patron Oil Cooperative, originally founded in Fruitdale, SD in 1936 and moved to Belle Fourche, SD merged with Farmers Union Oil Company to create the Cenex® of the Black Hills. 
  • 1997 - Farmers Union Oil Company builds the c-store and Mr. Tire in Sturgis, SD. 
  • 2003 - Farmers Union Oil Company acquires corporate Cenex Propane services in Rapid City and Hot Springs, SD. 
  • February 2008 - Farmers Union Oil Company celebrates 50 years at its annual meeting in Sturgis, SD with CEO of CHS, Inc., John Johnson, as a keynote speaker. 
  • July 2008 - Farmers Union Oil Company acquires propane services in Belle Fourche, SD. 
  • February 2013 - Cooperative members of Farmers Union Oil Company voted to change the name to CBH Cooperative at the annual meeting.
  • May 2013 - CBH Cooperative holds the grand opening of the Travel Center in Belle Fourche, SD. 
  • October 2014 - CBH Cooperative purchases Finkbeiner Feed and Seed in Belle Fourche, SD from Armin Finkbeiner. 
  • February 2018 - CBH Cooperative and Farmers Cooperative Association vote to merge and become CBH CO-OP. 
  • Present - CBH CO-OP looks to the future and embraces the changes affecting its patrons.
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