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Developing future ag leaders

Funded by charitable gifts from CHS since 1947, the CHS Foundation is dedicated to building ag career pathways and educating rural youth by supporting cooperative and safety education, university partnerships and ag leadership programs.

Learn about what we accomplished in 2023 and our future aspirations.

SDSU agriculture students
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.
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Ag safety
Support for ag safety initiatives that help keep farm families and rural communities safe.
Questions about our grant programs?
Tanner Peterson holds up the FFA jacket he earned when he was a student
FFA to receive largest gift in CHS Foundation history
The $4.3 million commitment will help support National FFA and 17 state FFA associations.
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CHS support helps prepare students for ag business careers

North Dakota State University students gain hands-on experience in risk management and trading.

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Educating students on ag biotech
Amelia Hayden, an ag instructor at Osseo-Fairchild High School, Osseo, Wis., hopes to inspire students to consider ag careers by teaching biotechnology.
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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.

CHS Stewardship does not make funding decisions based on race, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, familial status, veteran status, or characteristics protected under any applicable laws of any location in which CHS operates.