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.

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

Click here to 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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