The CHS New Leader Institute, held in conjunction with the CHS annual meeting, included 130 participants from 14 states. All attendees were nominated by their local cooperative or a producer organization.
Several representatives from the Mid-Kansas Coop attended. Those from Mid-Kansas attending were:  Jon and Amber Brown of Inman, Doug Graber of McPherson, Austin Greve of Haven, Kent Nichols of Hesston, Mark and Tricia Ricker of Raymon, Derek and Katie Sawyer of McPherson and Aaron Vogts of  Moundridge.
During the three-day institute participants examined issues and challenges facing cooperatives, agriculture and rural America. The program’s goal is to enhance critical thinking and leadership skills in individuals who show promise as leaders in their rural communities.