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As the charitable arm of the largest farmer-owned cooperative in the United States, keeping the cooperative system strong and thriving was one of the first focuses of CHS Foundation. By supporting cooperative education programming, CHS Foundation is helping teachers reach students of all ages, ensuring a path of future success for cooperative systems.

Jamestown Cooperative Camp renovation

In 2021, the CHS Foundation also contributed $100,000 in support of NDFU’s Jamestown Cooperative Camp renovation, ensuring thousands more students will have access to cooperative education programming in the future.

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Cooperative Minds platform

In 2020, the CHS Foundation partnered with Discovery Education to build the Cooperative Minds platform – an online learning portal that features free videos, curriculum, career profiles and other resources for any teacher to use in their classroom to educate…

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My Local Cooperative

In 2018, the CHS Foundation partnered with National Association of Ag Educators to develop My Local Cooperative, a cooperative education curriculum designed for ag teachers by ag teachers. An interactive map utility helps students and their teachers connect with local…

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North Dakota Farmers Union Camp

North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) Camp received its first support from the CHS Foundation in 1957. The camp has been instrumental in teaching students about the cooperative business model in agriculture today. See More Images >

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