Developing Ag Leaders

Developing Ag Leaders

Empowering future generations.

Building vibrant communities across America is a long-term commitment, and we’re proud to help grow leaders through our funding of university, cooperative education and rural youth leadership programs. Click here to learn how we grow future leaders.
  • Cooperative Education

    Over the last five years, the CHS Foundation has supported a broad range of programs and projects focused on cooperative education.  Emphasis is placed on cooperative education projects that use fresh and innovative opportunities to educate and inform the next generation about the cooperative business model.

  • Rural Youth Leadership

    CHS provides support at the state, regional and national levels to a wide range of youth leadership development programs including:

    Click here to learn how to apply for a rural youth leadership grant.

  • University Partnerships

    CHS and the CHS Foundation are committed to investing in future agricultural leaders at the collegiate level through scholarships, grants and resources.  The CHS Foundation encourages academic, professional and leadership development among today’s college students pursuing careers in the agriculture industry

    Applications for CHS Foundation College Club Mini-Grants are now being accepted through Oct. 15, 2017. This program awards up to $1,000 to innovative academic and leadership programs that strengthen student learning and enhance professional development for agricultural students.  Click here for more information and to apply now. 

    Questions about funding your leadership development project? Contact 1-800-814-0506 or