CHS Agronomist



The CHS Foundation supports ag-focused projects at colleges and universities across the CHS trade area. In 2020, university funding will focus on diversity and precision ag projects.

Starting in 2020, all university requests will be considered as part of an annual, competitive grant process. The funding priorities will change each year. Colleges and universities that have projects that fit the priority areas of precision agriculture or diversity and inclusion are invited to apply April 1 to June 30, 2020. Apply now.

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.

Apply now

Applications accepted April 1 to June 30

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