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The CHS Foundation is funded by charitable gifts from CHS. Since 1946, we’ve been committed to making a long-lasting, measurable impact on rural America on behalf of our farmer-owners.

Our Aspirations

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



ag teachers prepared to inspire the next generation
2020 Goal: 3,000



ag students benefitted from scholarships and university support
2020 Goal: 6,000



students were prepared for ag careers
2020 Goal: 55,000



future ag leaders learned about the co-op business model
2020 Goal: 10,500

University Funding

Support of diversity and precision ag projects

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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
Students visiting a potash mine in Canada

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Students benefit from the CHS Foundation university partnerships

The CHS Foundation recently added Miles Community College as a new university partner. Through the CHS Foundation University Partnership program, we support 25 colleges and universities with scholarships and college club mini-grants to students studying agriculture.

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Supporting teacher professional development

Forty k-12 teachers from around the U.S. will attend the 2019 National Ag in the Classroom Conference in June thanks to support from the CHS Foundation. While at the conference, teachers will learn how to use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more.

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CHS Foundation spreads cooperative know-how

The CHS Foundation is working to ensure that future generations understand how farmer-owned cooperatives work and the value they bring. The CHS Foundation recently awarded nearly 20 grants to help educate the next generation about the cooperative business model.

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