Leadership Development

Leadership Development

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. The CHS Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 Cooperative Education grants program. Emphasis will be placed on cooperative education projects that use fresh and innovative opportunities to educate and inform the next generation about cooperatives. Click here to apply now for a Cooperative Education grant.  
    Applications are due by Feb. 28, 2017.  Applicants will be directed to a sign-in page to create a new account before filling out the application. If you have questions, please contact us at

  • 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. This program area is designed to encourage academic, professional and leadership development among today’s college students pursuing careers in the agriculture industry. 

    In 2017, The CHS Foundation will award nearly 300 scholarships to students with agriculture or energy related interests throughout the U.S. and Canada. The application period for the 2017/18 High School Scholarship program will open January 1, 2017. Click here for more information. 

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

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The Klingenbergs rely on their CHS-aligned cooperative for excellent service and the latest technologies. "They provide detailed soil maps and help us determine different rates of inputs. We're a small player, so its good to know our cooperative is part of a bigger system that can negotiate prices and handle the logistics of world markets." --Derek & Kara Klingenberg | Peabody, Kansas