The CHS Foundation is funded by charitable gifts from CHS. We are committed to making a long-lasting, measurable impact on rural America and the agricultural industry through investments that develop ag leaders for life.

Our Aspirations

By 2020, the CHS Foundation will invest $8.9 million to ignite innovation in agriculture education.  That investment will result in: 


Students and future ag leaders benefit from the delivery of relevant and innovative programs advancing the ag-based cooperative model


Students studying agriculture are supported through scholarships, mini-grants and university programs.


Students are made more aware of opportunities and better prepared to make meaningful contributions to the ag industry


Ag teachers are trained to be better prepared to educate the next generation of ag leaders. 

Cooperative Education

Advancing innovation in cooperative education.

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University Partnerships

Cultivating opportunity through support of students studying agriculture.

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Rural Youth Leadership

Growing high-impact leadership programs to engage students in agriculture.

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Generous, broad and continued support from the CHS Foundation has an impact on our members and agricultural education teachers at the local, state and national levels.
Molly Ball
National FFA Foundation President
SDSU partnership with CHS

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CHS Foundation Announces $1.5 Million Gift to Support SDSU Precision Agriculture Program

The CHS Foundation recently awarded a $1.5 million grant to support the South Dakota State University precision agriculture program and construction of the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center on campus.

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CHS interns

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Scholarships available from CHS Foundation

More than 200 scholarships are available to students studying agriculture at a CHS Foundation partner college or university.

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Apply now for a cooperative education grant

Applications for projects that develop and enhance understanding of the ag cooperative business model are being accepted until Feb. 28, 2019.

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