WINNER, SOUTH DAKOTA, June 11, 2019 – The CHS retail business based out of Winner, South Dakota, has announced a $10,000 grant to Tripp County 4-H. This money will be used to build a new livestock facility at the Mid Dakota Fairgrounds.
“This donation from CHS puts us one step closer to being able to update our facility to provide safer housing for 4-H’ers and their animals during the fair, as well as having a space in our community that can be utilized year-round by other groups and organizations,” said Laura Kahler, Tripp County 4-H advisor.
This donation was made possible through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program, a competitive grant program that matches funds for projects in rural communities based on three core focus areas: safety, ag leadership development, and broad community engagement.
“CHS is invested in supporting the future of agriculture in our rural communities,” said Chuck Miller, interim general manager. “The future depends on our children. That’s why we feel it is important to support efforts like building a new livestock facility at the local fairgrounds. When communities have a place where they can support area youth, strong relationships are built, relationships that can help those communities thrive for generations to come.”
CHS locations apply for CHS Seeds for Stewardship grants on behalf of community organizations and projects.
“It is an honor to experience the trust and encouragement from CHS for this project. This facility will have an incredible impact on our community, especially our youth in agriculture,” said Wyatt DeJong, member of the Tripp County 4-H Livestock and Community Facility Committee. “Companies like CHS are a true blessing as they demonstrate their commitment to rural communities and strengthen the backbone industry of our county, state, and nation.”
“Our family does quite a lot of business with CHS and we so appreciate their giving back to the community and our youth. Working together to get things done!” said Marlajean Waters, Committee Member
As CHS supports community projects like this, it recognizes these projects also make an impact for its employees who live in these rural communities.
“We appreciate their support of the ag community in our area by supporting a facility that will be used by our youth for years to come,” said Rhonda Gilchrist, committee member and CHS employee.