Lynden, WA (September 22, 2020) – Horticulture is going strong at the Lynden School District, and it just got a big boost forward. The Lynden School District #504 received a $3,000 grant from CHS Northwest for their Greenhouse Upgrades Project through the CHS Country Operations Seeds for Stewardship grant program.
Don Eucker, Lynden-based CHS Northwest General Manager, said “It’s great to expose kids to horticulture in order to get them excited about it and start thinking about horticulture or agriculture as a career path.”
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.
Keeping our communities, customers and employees safe is a core value at CHS. “Rural communities work hard to keep people safe while building and developing tomorrow’s agricultural leaders,” said Eucker. “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.