INDIANAPOLIS — The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., announced today they will commit more than $4 million over the next three years as part of their ongoing support of FFA, teachers and agricultural education.
The multi-year commitment will include annual funding for programs the CHS Foundation has had a history of supporting. These include the Teach Ag Campaign, which focuses on ag teacher retention and recruitment; educating students on the value of the cooperative system through My Local Cooperative curriculum; participation in proficiency awards and National FFA Convention; and support of 17 state FFA associations. New focus areas for the CHS Foundation include dedicated funding for students’ supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) and state officer leadership programs.
“This year, more than ever, agricultural educators across the country have shown how to be innovative and creative,” said Molly Ball, president of the National FFA Foundation and chief marketing officer of the National FFA Organization. “We are excited to see the CHS Foundation recognizes the key role our educators play in creating the next generation of leaders. This generous donation will help us continue to fund the programs that helps us inspire our FFA advisors and teachers, as well as our students.”
“By supporting FFA, we are living out our purpose and creating connections with the next generation that will empower agriculture far into the future,” said Nanci Lilja, president, CHS Foundation. “We are continuously impressed by the caliber of agricultural educators and students who are involved with FFA at all levels and look forward to sharing the impacts of this continued partnership across the agriculture industry and cooperative community.”
CHS Foundation has been a generous partner with the National FFA Organization for more than 40 years.
The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 760,000 student members as part of 8,700 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., is focused on developing a new generation of agriculture leaders for life-long success. Together, with our partners, we are igniting innovation and driving excellence in agriculture education, cultivating high-impact programs for rural youth and accelerating potential for careers in agriculture. Learn more at chsfoundation.org.
–National FFA Organization
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