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
National FFA Organization

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FFA Day at CHS celebrates ag leaders

During FFA Day at CHS, employees got a firsthand look at the impact of the Foundation’s multi-year commitment to building tomorrow’s ag leadership.

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College Aggies Online

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College students advocate for agriculture

When Lindsay O’Hara observed a non-ag classmate teach a group about agriculture, she couldn’t help but smile. It was exactly what O’Hara and her fellow Western Illinois University students had been working toward: dispelling myths and teaching agriculture truths by participating in the College Aggies Online (CAO) competition.

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Advancing innovation in cooperative education

Cooperative tours, forming their own cooperative and virtual classroom visits are just a few of the ways students will learn about the cooperative system, thanks to grants funded by the CHS Foundation.

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