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Rollin' on the river

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Moving commodities around the world is a highly orchestrated symphony of logistics that involves hundreds of unsung heroes. There’s hard-working people driving trucks, loading trains and barges enroute to ocean-going vessels at export terminals. They come prepared, rain or shine, and it’s not uncommon for tug boat crews toting barges to eat and sleep onboard for 30 days or more. Now, students around the world will be along for the ride through AgCultures, a new online education program sponsored by the CHS Foundation.

Life on the river is second nature to CHS supply partners that help move grain and fertilizer around the world. Ingram Barge, Reserve, La., provides CHS with barges and barge cleaning services at the Port of New Orleans. Ingram’s operations are featured in video collection produced for the new, multi-year, web-based educational curriculum to help students learn more about the importance of agriculture to their daily lives and to our nation’s economy. 

AgCultures is funded by a 2016 grant from the CHS Foundation to the University of Minnesota, intended to help transform the future of agriculture education. Educators have access to free online materials tied to a series of six or more expeditions over the next four years, exploring agriculture systems in the U.S., South America and Europe.  

The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS Inc., with funding determined annually by the CHS board of directors.  To learn more about this and other projects the CHS Foundation supports to develop the next generation of ag leaders, visit chsinc.com/stewardship