Ag health and safety

Ag health and safety

Paving the way for a safer future

As a core value of CHS, we put the safety and well-being of people, customers and communities first every day. As part of that effort, we provide funding for ag health and safety initiatives that provide training, equipment, and industry expertise to help keep farm families and rural communities safe. We’ve worked with industry partners like Progressive Ag and AgriSafe to help more than 33,000 youth learn ag safety lesson and assisted more than 450 communities with safety equipment and training.

Check out the criteria below to learn if your organization is a fit for funding.

Eligibility

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Ag safety and health initiatives that have a national approach or reach multiple states in the CHS geography will be considered.

Ag health and safety projects at the local level will only be accepted through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship cooperative matching grants program.

CHS Community Giving will consider ag health and safety projects that:
  • Educate youth or farmer audiences about the dangers associated with working in agriculture.
  • Provide safety training to rural firefighters, farmers, ranchers or agribusiness professionals.
  • Develop safety guidelines for use on farms or agribusinesses.
  • Support the health and well being of farmers and ranchers.

Apply for national or state ag safety program funding

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CHS partners with AgriSafe to support rural health initiatives

CHS Community Giving recently awarded $105,000 to AgriSafe to support mental health training, safety training for young producers and continuing education for rural nurses. Read more

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Looking for local safety program funding?

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