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 and a Mr. Tire automotive care center located in Sturgis.

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.

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.


  • March 1958

    Farmers Union Oil Company opens for business in Union Center, South Dakota.

  • 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, South Dakota.

  • February 1973

    Farmers Union Company holds its fifteenth annual meeting reporting sales of over one million dollars.

  • 1993

    The Patron Oil Cooperative, originally founded in Fruitdale, South Dakota in 1936 and moved to Belle Fourche, South Dakota merged with Farmers Union Oil Company to create the Cenex of the Black Hills.

  • 1997

    Farmers Union Oil Company builds C-Store & Mr. Tire in Sturgis, South Dakota.

  • 2003

    Farmers Union Oil Company acquires corporate Cenex Propane services in Rapid City & Hot Springs, South Dakota.

  • February 2008

    Farmers Union Oil Company celebrates 50 years at its annual meeting in Sturgis, South Dakota with CEO of CHS Inc. John Johnson as a keynote speaker.

  • July 2008

    Farmers Union Oil Company acquires propane services in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

  • February 2013

    Cooperative members of Farmers Union Oil Company voted to change the name to CBH Cooperative at an annual meeting.

  • May 2013

    CBH Cooperative holds the Grand Opening of the Travel Center in Belle Fourche.

  • October 2014

    CBH Cooperative purchases Finkbeiner Feed and Seed in Belle Fourche 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 changes affecting its patrons.

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