Community Involvement

Strengthening Our Hometown Communities

From the fields to the local communities, we’re proud to serve our customers and support our area through community involvement events. There’s nothing more rewarding than helping those in our communities.  We are highly involved in youth activities including FFA, 4-H, sports, rodeos, and school field trips.  We support various other events such as the Sterling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo, Dakota Western Heritage Festival, local fire departments, churches, and numerous others.  We’re always looking for other ways to be involved; for inquiries on event donations, advertisements, or school field trips at any of our 7 locations please give Jennifer a call at 605-224-5935.

For pictures from our most recent community involvement events, please check out our Facebook page!

Harvest for Hunger

Each year during the month of March; CHS holds Harvest for Hunger, an event to raise money for the local food pantries. During this time we collect grain, food, and monetary donations that all stay local within our communities we serve. We could not make this happen with out the generous donations of cash, grain, and food donations from our farmer-owners and community members. Thank you to everyone that has made these efforts a success and we hope to have your continued support in the future. In 2017, with the generosity of our producers and community members, CHS Midwest Cooperative & CHS Northern Plains were able to donate $58,794.90 to Feeding South Dakota.

CHS Stewardship Goals

At CHS, we are committed to making a long-lasting, measurable impact on rural America and the agricultural industry. Through our stewardship efforts, we use the collective power of the cooperative system to develop ag leaders for life and to strengthen the hometown communities where our employees, owners and customers live and work. CHS employees give their time, talent and resources back to their local communities through a variety of stewardship efforts including annual Days of Service hours. We also focus on improving ag safety and cultivating ag leaders through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program, which may make up to $5,000 per year available for local projects. Learn more at chsinc.com/stewardship.

The CHS Foundation helps to create a strong future for rural America. The foundation partners with nearly 30 universities to award scholarships to college students pursuing degrees in agricultural-related fields as well as mini-grants for agriculture-focused college clubs. Students and clubs apply for these scholarships directly through the college or university where they plan to attend. Learn more and see a list of partner universities.

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Community Involvement Events-

Freshman Impact:

Last Wednesday we were able to be apart of the Freshman Impact Program. This is a powerful program that takes freshman students from
various schools through several learning stations on topics ranging from seat belts and the jaws of life demonstration to teen dating and cyber bullying. The afternoon entailed a mock crash involving the upperclassmen and a mock trial, showing the impacts of drinking and driving. Midwest Cooperative was proud to give a $3,000 sponsorship and time volunteering to this program! We are extremely committed to the safety of our youth, if you have a safety program please give us a call.

Jefferson Elementary Tour:

The 3rd graders from Jefferson Elementary braved the rain yesterday for a tour of the Pierre elevator and fertilizer plant. The students had a great time learning about what we do each day and were able to take wheat seed and soil with them to plant at home.

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