Ag health and safety

Ag health and safety

Paving the way for a safer future

CHS helps advance ag health and safety by working with industry partners to provide training, equipment and industry expertise at the national, state and local levels.

Local safety programs

CHS Community Giving supports national and state level safety initiatives by connecting with partners like Progressive Ag and AgriSafe that are positively impacting ag health and safety for rural families. Since 2018, we have helped more than 33,000 youth to learn safety and health lessons and assisted more than 450 communities with safety equipment and training.

National and state safety programs

We support training and equipment for local fire departments and first responders through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program. Since 2018, more than 50 ag health and safety grants have been awarded to help keep rural communities safe.

Progressive Ag Safety Foundation

Each year, the Progressive Ag Safety Foundation leads safety days in rural communities, educating children ages 4 to 13 about agricultural safety. CHS hosts five of these safety days and provides financial support each year to help nearly 8,000 kids learn life-saving lessons.

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CHS partners with AgriSafe to support mental health initiatives, safety training and continuing education for rural nurses. CHS recently designated $25,000 to support AgriSafe’s initiative to train 500 rural health care professionals and influencers to better identify mental health signs.

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Have questions about the programs we support or how to apply for funding?

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Seeds for Stewardship grant

The CHS Seeds for Stewardship program matches cooperative contributions for projects in local communities that improve health and safety or develop future ag leaders.

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