Skip to main content

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.

Illustration of agronomy teacher
15,355
students enlightened about ag careers
2023 goal: 25,000
Illustration of grain bins
5,540
students educated about co-ops
2023 goal: 12,000
Illustration of hands holding people
64,420
future ag leaders supported
2023 goal: 125,000
SDSU agriculture students
University funding
The CHS Foundation provides funding for projects at two- and four-year colleges and universities. 
Agriculture teacher standing in classroom holding books
Scholarships
More than 225 scholarships awarded to college students studying agriculture
FFA students examining a plant
Ag leadership
Learn about the ag leadership programs we support to build a strong talent pipeline.
Questions about our grant programs?
Contact us at stewardship@chsinc.com or 1-800-814-0506.
Inside a tractor looking at screens displaying data from precision agriculture software
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.
Four students pose for photo
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.

FFA student and teacher
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.
Examining crops, a hand holding a seedling
CHS Community Giving
Learn about the ways we strengthen hometown communities by support of cooperative matching grants, safety projects and employee volunteerism.
Grain bins with CHS logo signage on a sunny day
Funded by gifts from CHS Inc
Learn about how our energy, agronomy, grains and food cooperative creates connections to empower agriculture.