Strengthening our hometown communities

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.

Our annual CHS Harvest for Hunger program has provided more than 7.5 million meals for local food shelves since 2011. Contact one of our locations to find out how you can participate in the next CHS Harvest for Hunger drive by contributing cash, grain, and canned/fresh foods. Your donations help feed people in need right here where we live.

CHS Seeds for Stewardship community donations

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

CHS Southwest Grain contributes to our local communities through CHS Seeds for Stewardship grants. Since 2018, we have given more than $30,000 to local projects that keep our owners, customers, employees and residents safe, promote ag leadership development and strengthen our communities. Recipients have included Elgin Fire Protection District, Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department, New Leipzig Fire District, the North Dakota Firefighter’s Association, and Morton County 4-H.


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.

Each year, CHS Southwest Grain awards eight $1000 scholarships to students within our trade territory. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing an agriculturally related career or profession that contributes to benefitting our rural communities.

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 CHS Southwest Grain scholarship. The application deadline has passed, but please check back early 2025 for information on future scholarships!


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