CHS Agronomist

UNIVERSITY FUNDING

FUNDING FOR DIVERSITY AND PRECISION AG PROJECTS

The CHS Foundation supports ag-focused projects at colleges and universities across the CHS trade area.  In 2020, university funding focused on diversity and precision ag projects. New funding priorities will be announced early 2021. 

Starting in 2020, all university requests are as part of an annual, competitive grant process that will be available from April 1 to June 30.  The funding priorities will change each year. New funding priorities will be announced in early 2021.

Priority will be given to existing University Partners. Colleges are welcome to submit more than one application for consideration, however only one project per school will be selected.

 

 

The CHS Foundation is proud to consider university and college initiatives that will encourage non-traditional students to pursue careers in agriculture and foster inclusion in agricultural learning environments. Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Advance exposure/accessibility of ag careers to students with diverse backgrounds
  • Increase enrollment of students without farm backgrounds in ag degree programs
  • Target outreach to high school students
  • Celebrate the unique capabilities, strengths and talents of many voices

Programs must be specific to agriculture. College or university wide initiatives will not be considered.

The CHS Foundation is proud to consider university and college initiatives that will enhance student understanding of the role of precision agriculture in crop production. Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Drive students to innovate and develop new technologies
  • Develop ag degree programs, curriculum and classes
  • Teach students the benefits of precision agriculture to sustainable ag production
  • Offer hands-on learning for students

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:

  • Multi-year funding
  • Greenhouse projects
  • General fundraising campaigns- applications must be specifically related to Diversity and Inclusion or Precision Agriculture
  • Operating budget support
  • Construction or renovation projects
  • Scholarships- as scholarships are already supported through the existing University Partner program.
  • Cooperative Education – those requests should be submitted through the Cooperative Education grant program.

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

6,000

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

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Applications open soon

Applications accepted April 1 to June 30.

Scholarships

The CHS Foundation offers scholarships for ag students at 25 colleges and universities.

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