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Ag leadership

Developing a new generation of agriculture leaders for lifelong success

The CHS Foundation provides support at the national and state level to develop the next generation of ag leaders. We support high-impact ag leadership programs for students and young adults to help build a strong talent pipeline for the cooperative and agriculture industry.

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We’ve worked with national and state level industry partners like AFAFFANational Ag in the Classroom and state ag leadership programs to support more than 103,085 ag leaders since 2020.

Your program could be next. State or national projects that are ag-focused and have an education, leadership development or career training component will be considered for funding. Apply now.

Support of local ag leadership programs like local FFA chapters and 4-H programs will be considered under the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program.

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Wisconsin teacher wins top CHS Foundation grant
In honor of the CHS Foundation’s 75th anniversary, the CHS Foundation awarded $75,000 to ag teachers. A first-year ag educator in Wisconsin took home the top prize.
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future ag leaders supported
2023 goal: 125,000
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CHS Foundation celebrates 75 years of giving back to agriculture
As we celebrate this significant milestone, we look back on decades of supporting future ag leaders with thoughts from several key partners
Questions about funding?

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.