The CHS Seeds for Stewardship program is a dual program between our local cooperative and the CHS Foundation. We look to support local projects that improve ag safety or cultivate ag leaders for life and to strengthen the hometown communities where our employees, owners and customers live and work.
The CHS Seeds for Stewardship program matches cooperative contributions for projects in rural communities. Cooperatives can receive up to $5,000 in matching funds for local projects that improve ag safety or cultivate ag leaders. What this means is, programs and organizations can apply for a grant from our local CHS locations, a committee then selects which project(s) we’d like to sponsor. After selection the committee submits an additional application on your behalf to have our local donation, up to $5,000, matched by our CHS Foundation. The matching of dollars, if awarded, is done completely through CHS.
We are proud to support hometown communities and local projects, just like these.
“CHS is honored to give back to such a strong local organization that does so much for our youth,” said Michael Van Otterloo, manager of the CHS location in Canton. “Many of our employees have grown up being a part of 4-H. The future of our rural ag communities begins with our children, and organizations like 4-H will help build a strong future for agriculture in South Dakota.”