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CHS is committed to making a meaningful impact in agriculture and rural America. Through our stewardship initiatives, we invest in programs that develop new generations of ag leaders, promote ag safety and strengthen hometown communities.
Cooperatives are owned and governed by members who use its products, supplies, or services and operate in many sectors of the economy. In a cooperative system, people come together to scale buying power, gain access to goods and services and create economic opportunity.
At CHS, our teams work together to provide the products, services and expertise farmers and cooperatives need to feed a growing population. As a CHS employee, you help empower agriculture by creating connections that bring shared success.
Changing education for ag teachers
Every day, educators across the U.S. teach classes in animal science, horticulture, welding and agriscience. Many of them also mentor the next generation of ag leaders by advising 4-H and FFA chapters. These teachers are vital to their communities and now, thanks to the CHS Foundation, are receiving enhanced, specialized training to help transform agriculture education.
A gift to the University of Minnesota from the CHS Foundation, which is funded by charitable gifts from CHS, has been realized with the opening of two classrooms built for active learning. These technology-enhanced spaces help agricultural education and communications majors develop 21st-century skills through experiential learning. An updated curriculum that focuses on integrated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning completes the picture.
“Teaching ag-focused classes is more hands-on than a traditional classroom, and I got to practice that firsthand in college,” says Janelle Hueners, right, a 2020 University of Minnesota ag education graduate who now teaches classes like plant science and welding at Detroit Lakes (Minn.) Senior High School.
“I had amazing tools at my disposal that allowed me to collaborate with my classmates in new ways.”
The new offerings provide better opportunities for students with a passion for agriculture. “Our goal is to better prepare future agriculture leaders and educators while strengthening rural communities,” says Nanci Lilja, president, CHS Foundation.
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