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.  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. The CHS Foundation cooperative education grant program is now closed.  Decisions will be communicated in May.

  • 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. Click here for more information. The 2017/18 High School Scholarship application period is now closed. Decisions will be communicated in June 2017.

    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