The CHS Foundation supports ag-focused projects at colleges and universities across the CHS trade area. In 2021, university funding focused on projects that helped educate college students about the cooperative business model and precision agriculture projects that enhance sustainable farming practices. The 2021 funding cycle is now closed. Check back in early 2022 for updates to program guidelines and priority areas.
All funding requests from colleges and universities will be accepted and evaluated as part of an annual, competitive grant process that will be available from April 1 to June 30. The funding priorities for 2021 are cooperative education and precision agriculture.
Requests that teach students about the cooperative business model and related careers. Priority will be given to projects that:
Requests that enhance student understanding of the role of precision agriculture in sustainability will be considered. Priority will be given to projects that:
Funds available to support this program are discretionary and determined annually. There is no commitment by the CHS Foundation to fund any application or make any specific number of awards.
Applications will not be considered for projects related to:
Creating More Ag Educators
The CHS Foundation helps teachers like Janelle Hueners receive new learning opportunities and prepare for a career in ag education.
ag students benefited from scholarships and university support
2020 Goal: 6,000
Applications now closed
Decisions will be communicated in the next few months once applications have been carefully considered by the review committee.