Stewardship

Stewardship

CHS invests in programs that strengthen hometown communities and develop future generations of ag leaders through CHS Community Giving and the CHS Foundation. These initiatives are key to the community well-being fundamental of our sustainability efforts.

How we're making a difference

Learn about what we accomplished in 2021 and our future aspirations.

Giving back to communities

CHS Community Giving is dedicated to strengthening hometown communities through support of cooperative matching grants, ag safety projects, volunteerism and industry sponsorships. CHS Community Giving will invest $5.3 million by 2023 to uplift hometown communities.

Learn how we can partner to impact your community.

Developing future leaders

The CHS Foundation is dedicated to developing the next generation of ag leaders through cooperative education, university partnerships and ag leadership programs. The CHS Foundation will invest $11.5 million by 2023 to ignite innovation in agricultural education.

Learn how we can partner to support ag leaders.

Seeds for Stewardship grant helps grow test plots, student leaders

The CHS Seeds for Stewardship program matches cooperative contributions for community projects like the Melrose FFA Plot. Read more

New precision ag major attracts student interest and industry support

A new facility is home to a new type of ag major, the country’s first four-year degree in precision agriculture and features state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and spaces for industry collaboration. Read more

Learn more about initiatives we support and how to apply for funding

Check out our program guidelines

Rural health and well-being resources

The health and well-being of farmers, ranchers and their families is an important part of our focus on community well-being. We’ve developed an online resource tool to help link farmers and others in the cooperative system with national and state health and well-being resources.

Check out the list of resources