KARL Receives CHS Foundation Grant for $10,000

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – CHS of Inver Grove Heights, MN has awarded $10,000 for the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Class XII program.
The CHS Foundation is committed to investing in the future of rural America, agriculture and cooperative business through education and leadership development.
The CHS Foundation supports national efforts related to its mission. Funding is also available for programs within the CHS trade territory for regional, multi-state or state-wide projects. Giving outside national efforts typically reaches the following states: Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Depending on circumstances, other geography may be considered.
“We are proud to support the efforts of Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership,” said CHS President William J. Nelson. The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS, an energy, grains and foods company with a stewardship focus of building vibrant communities. The CHS Foundation is managed through the CHS Marketing Communications division in Inver Grove Heights.
KARL is a two-year, non-profit program that provides study, training and travel opportunities for emerging leaders in the state’s agriculture and rural communities. Since 1990, it has helped develop decisive, informed spokespeople to be representatives for the farming and ranching industries. Costs for each class are about $600,000.
“The generosity of Foundations such as CHS is critically important to the continuation of our efforts to create ambassadors for rural communities, agriculture and the way of life associated with each of those,” said Al Davis, president of KARL. “This gift will benefit the current Class XII members by helping us maintain a cutting edge training experience for rural Kansas leaders.”
“CHS has been a continuing partner for KARL. Over the years, the foundation has continued to believe in our program and in Kansas communities,” said Al Davis.“
Since its beginning, KARL has had 11 classes of 30. These 330 participants from 101 of Kansas’ counties have participated in the program. KARL Graduates have gone on to be in leadership roles in all of the major commodity associations, including the Kansas Livestock Association.

By admin | January 7, 2014 |