Funded by charitable gifts from CHS since 1946, 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 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.


students enlightened about ag careers

2023 Goal: 25,000


students educated about co-ops

2023 Goal: 12,000


future ag leaders supported

2023 Goal: 125,000

University Funding

Support of ag-focused projects at colleges and universities.

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More than 225 scholarships awarded to college students studying agriculture

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Rural Youth Leadership

Learn about the ag leadership programs we support to build a strong talent pipeline. 

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Questions about our grant programs?

Contact us at or 1-800-814-0506.

Jenna Tollefson, student (left); Janelle Hueners, ag teacher (left), Detroit Lakes High School

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The CHS Foundation partners with National FFA Organization to support teachers and future ag leaders

The CHS Foundation will commit more than $4 million over the next three years as part of our ongoing support of FFA, teachers and agricultural education.

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SDSU precision ag instructor Nic Uilk, left, examines field maps with students Park Aase, center, and Rosalyn Madsen in one of the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center's high-tech classrooms.

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New precision ag major attracts student interest and industry support

A new facility is home to a new type of ag major, the country’s first four-year degree in precision agriculture and features state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and spaces for industry collaboration.

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Two students planting seedlings

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CHS Foundation helps bring big ideas to life in ag classrooms

Ag teachers are known for being innovative, creative and helping students find their passion in agriculture.

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Hand touching plant growing from soil.

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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Two college students smile and examine a plant.

Funded by gifts from CHS Inc

Learn about how our energy, agronomy, grains and food cooperative creates connections to empower agriculture.

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