Lynden, WA (September 22, 2020) – Keeping our communities, customers and employees safe is a core value at CHS. Through the CHS Country Operations Seeds for Stewardship grant program, CHS is proud to support local organizations that focus on safety, agriculture industry leadership and support rural communities.
The Port Townsend Blue Heron Middle School received a $2,000 grant from CHS Northwest for their Orchard Project through the CHS Country Operations Seeds for Stewardship grant program.
“Rural communities work hard to keep people safe while building and developing tomorrow’s leaders,” said Don Eucker general manager, CHS Northwest. “We are thankful for those who are dedicated to making sure our communities continue to be strong, safe places for our customers and employees to live and work together. Their great work helps build connections that empower agriculture and our communities.”
Since 2019, CHS locations across the U.S. have awarded more than $340,000 to local organizations through the Seeds for Stewardship program. The funds provided in 2020 are being used to help protect firefighters, engage students in agriculture related education and leadership projects, sustain local 4-H and FFA groups, and build gathering places where 4-H participants and community members can meet.