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Developing future ag leaders

Funded by charitable gifts from CHS since 1947, the CHS Foundation is dedicated to developing a new generation of ag leaders for lifelong success. Through cooperative education, university partnerships and ag leadership programs, the CHS Foundation is helping build a strong agriculture talent pipeline for the future.

Our aspirations

The CHS Foundation will invest $11.5 million by the end of 2023 to develop the next generation of ag leaders. Check out the CHS Stewardship Report to view our aspirations for the next three years.

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students enlightened about ag careers
2023 goal: 25,000
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students educated about co-ops
2023 goal: 12,000
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future ag leaders supported
2023 goal: 125,000
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University funding
The CHS Foundation provides funding for projects at two- and four-year colleges and universities. 
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More than 225 scholarships awarded to college students studying agriculture
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Ag leadership
Learn about the ag leadership programs we support to build a strong talent pipeline.
Questions about our grant programs?
Contact us at or 1-800-814-0506.
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CHS Foundation awards precision agriculture grants
The CHS Foundation announced six grants totaling $829,000 to support precision agriculture programs at colleges and universities across the U.S.
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CHS Foundation partners with 4-H to create positive community change

The CHS Foundation has committed $1 million to the National 4-H Council to support the 4-H True Leaders in Equity and What I Wish People Knew programs.

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5 ways co-ops make rural America stronger
These five ways demonstrate how CHS and our member cooperatives are empowering agriculture and making communities across rural America stronger.
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CHS Community Giving
Learn about the ways we strengthen hometown communities by support of cooperative matching grants, safety projects and employee volunteerism.
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Funded by gifts from CHS Inc
Learn about how our energy, agronomy, grains and food cooperative creates connections to empower agriculture.