COVID-19 Updates – Locations

Current COVID-19 Changes at CHS Prairie Lakes (Updated Regularly)
Last updated 4/2/2020

Overall Company Updates:

  • We are limiting access at all locations and have eliminated walk-in traffic. Our staff members are available via phone (calls and texts) and email to fully serve your needs during this time.
  • We have restricted face-to-face meetings. Our sales staff will conduct business via phone, text or email. As a company that prides itself on the relationships we have built, this will be a difficult change. However, face-to-face meetings pose a greater risk for all parties. If you need to conduct critical business that requires an in-person meeting, please call for an appointment to confirm access to the facility and availability of staff. All visitors to our office will be required to complete a questionnaire before entering our facilities.
  • A list of department manager contacts can be found here. If you would like to submit a question below, a member of our team will get back to you shortly with a response.

COVID-19 Questions

CHS Capital and Accounts Receivable Updates:

  • Contact Colin Cihlar at (o) 320-239-2226 or (c) 218-349-3899 with any CHS Capital inquiries – including CHS Capital financing options and loan payoff amounts – and account information, including monthly A/R balances, account information updates, and any other A/R questions.

Propane & Fuel Updates:

  • Propane deliveries are still occurring, and our drivers ask that you adhere to the 6-foot distancing guidelines set out by the CDC while they are making deliveries.
  • For in-home propane leak checks, inspections or service, customers will be asked to complete a simple screening questionnaire prior to any CHS employee providing in-home service work.
  • Energy questions can be directed to Steve Gorder at 320-760-5984 or Harold Weniger at 320-429-5064. Energy service needs can be directed to Mike Tangen at 320-293-5176.

Elrosa Location Updates:

  • Hours of Operation: 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday. Longer hours will start up when spring begins.
  • We are unable to sell bagged fertilizer at our location and remain in alignment with our COVID-19 safety measures. You can get our product at other local businesses – more info here.
  • Site Contacts: Jay Heinze: 320-293-7954, Cory Nietfeld: 320-249-0021, Chuck Nolting: 320-429-4679, Erik Handt: 320-429-5927, Sandy Roelike: 320-262-9405, Office: 320-697-5566

Glenwood Elevator Updates:

  • Hours of Operation: 7AM to 5PM
  • Office: 320-634-3028 for directory of staff numbers
  • If you’re loading grain, please stay in your truck and do not enter the office.
  • For grain deliveries: At dump pit 1, please remain in your truck as our staff will dump your truck. At dump pits 2 & 3, anyone delivering will dump their own truck and our staff will remain at the control panel. There is signage on-site that outlines the different procedures.
  • Grain checks will be mailed out – call our office to talk with a member of our staff.

Hoffman Location Updates:

  • Hours of Operation: 8AM to 5PM
  • Site Contacts: Office: 320-986-2454, Location Manager: 320-368-0939, Operations: 320-808-0843

Long Prairie Location Updates:

  • Hours of Operation: 7AM to 5PM
  • Site Contacts: Martha Licari (Grain): 320-808-9401, Guy Bray (Agronomy): 320-808-3924, Nick Smeby (Agronomy): 320-304-1494, Kathy VonWahlde (Accounting): 320-293-4920, Martin Hagen (Location Manager): 507-530-8807
  • If you’re loading grain, please stay in your truck and do not enter the office.
  • For grain deliveries, you will dump your own truck and our staff will remain in the probe shed.
  • Grain checks will be mailed out – call our office to talk with a member of our staff.

Lowry Elevator Updates:

  • To help protect you and all our employees from exposure to and transmission of COVID-19, we have temporarily closed the Lowry elevator.

Park Rapids Location Updates:

  • Current site hours: 8AM to 5PM
  • Direct Staff Contacts: Todd Readel (c) 715-629-0140 or (o) 218-616-5005, Kevin Kuhn (c) 507-301-4218 or (o) 218-616-5006, Mona Dahlberg (c) 218-732-4236 or (o) 218-616-5003

Starbuck Location Updates:

  • Hours of Operation: 8AM to 5PM, and as needed
  • Office: 320-239-2226 for directory of staff numbers
  • There is a drop box by the front door for bill payments.
  • Call in with your chemical orders. Our staff will get it put together for you and we’ll let you know when you can come in to pick them up.
  • We’ve started proactive delivery of starter fertilizer for those who can accept it now. If you are in a place to take your order, please let us know.
  • As soon as you can take seed deliveries, let us know and we will work out a delivery time. Pat Lundebrek – 320-808-9351; Jacob Hagen – 320-766-9351.
  • If you have any fields that are able to be spread now, we’re working on getting as many done as early as possible. Call your Agronomy Sales Representative to schedule application.

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