Herman, Minnesota (Dec. 23, 2020) – Through the CHS Country Operations Seeds for Stewardship grant program, CHS is proud to support local organizations that focus on safety, agriculture industry leadership and supporting rural communities.
Roberts County 4-H received a $5,000 grant from CHS based out of Herman, Minnesota, to help fund the building of a local community center through the CHS Country Operations Seeds for Stewardship grant program. The community center will include a community room, banquet hall, office space and full kitchen, and will provide space for Roberts County 4-H members to gather as well as serve as a space for use by local community members.
“Rural communities work hard to keep people safe while building and developing tomorrow’s leaders,” says Jerry Kramer, general manager, CHS. “We are thankful for those who are dedicated to making sure our communities continue to be strong, safe places for our customers and employees to live and work together. Their great work helps build connections that empower agriculture and our communities.”
Since 2019, CHS ag retail locations across the U.S. have awarded more than $340,000 to local organizations through the Seeds for Stewardship program. The funds provided in 2020 are being used to help protect firefighters, engage students in ag leadership and education projects, sustain local 4-H and FFA groups, and build gathering places where 4-Hers and community members can meet.
The Herman-based CHS ag retail business delivers agronomy, energy and grain products and services to Minnesota and South Dakota ag producers and other customers from eleven locations. It is part of CHS Inc., (www.chsinc.com) a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, agronomy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to creating connections to empower agriculture, helping its farmer-owners, customers and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, seed, crop protection products, grain marketing services, production and agricultural services, animal nutrition products, foods and food ingredients, and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries and pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.