CHS Foundation awards precision agriculture grants to six colleges and universities
New $829,000 Donation will help boost precision agriculture
ST. PAUL, Minnesota., April 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable donations from CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), today announced six grants totaling $829,000 to support the development, education and lasting benefits of precision agriculture. The CHS Foundation supports agriculture and energy-related projects at colleges and universities in the CHS business area through its annual competitive grants program. In 2021, this program focused on precision agriculture and cooperative education.
Colorado State University is the largest recipient of 2022 grants, receiving more than $250,000 to develop a new precision irrigation program for high school agriculture students and educators.
“The CHS Foundation recognizes the continued strength and importance of precision agriculture and remains committed to supporting education that shapes future agricultural leaders,” said Nanci Lilja, President, CHS Foundation. “The world depends on agriculture, and the industry has never been more important than it is today. We need innovation and technological advancements to advance agriculture and attract the best possible talent to our industry.
The CHS Foundation has committed over $3.1 million since 2018 to support new and expanding precision agriculture programs at US colleges and universities
Projects funded under the $829,000 initiative are:
- $256,723 for Colorado State University develop a new precision irrigation program for high school students and educators
- $218,211 for Montana State University create a precision agriculture model farm for interdisciplinary research and education
- $25,000 at the Lake Region Technical College, Watertown, SDto further develop its precision agricultural simulation laboratory
- $246,422 for Oklahoma State University for hands-on learning of precision agriculture technologies and to develop skills in sensors and autonomous systems
- $67,875 Lake District State College, Devils Lake, North Dakotato purchase state-of-the-art hardware and software for precision agriculture research and development
- $15,000 Redlands Community College, El Reno, Oklahoma.to support its developing agricultural technology program
About the CHS Foundation
The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable donations from CHS Inc., is focused on developing new generations of agricultural leaders for lifelong success. Together, with its partners, the foundation drives innovation and drives excellence in agricultural education, cultivates high-impact programs for rural youth, and accelerates career potential in agriculture. Learn more at chsfoundation.org.
SOURCE CHS inc.