Community Involvement



$250 Donated to Cowboys for a Cure

megan-pranteThe charity chosen to receive the $250 raised in the CHS Fit360 Health Assessment competition is Cowboys for a Cure. One of our employees, Megan Prante (right), is very active in the nonprofit organization which benefits individuals and families affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Contributions go to National Multiple Sclerosis Society which provides research for new treatments, support groups, supportive equipment, and resources to assist families. Shown in the photo are Brian Schaetz and Megan Prante.


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CHS Harvest For Hunger program donates to Great Plains Food Bank

The Agribusiness CHS presented a check to Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo on June 6, 2016, to help end hunger in North Dakota. CHS’s “Harvest for Hunger” program raised more than $127,000 that will be able to provide more than 5,000 meals for people in need in our state. Great Plains Food banks can provide four meals for every dollar donated. Tom Lehar, CHS Vice President said, “The farmers and producers who own our company are largely donating this money and it goes right back to those people in our communities who support us. And to me, that’s extremely important and that’s what our company is all about.” The Great Plains Food Bank includes 215 food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens, and operates in 99 communities in Clay County and across the state of North Dakota. Since CHS and Great Plains have joined in efforts, more than $630,000 have been raised.


CHS Donates Backpacks to Kindred Third Graders

The Kindred third grade class recently received backpacks from CHS. They are shown on the steps of the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, N.D.

Building Vibrant Communities

At CHS Dakota Plains Ag, we are committed to being active members of our communities and helping to support the future of rural Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota agriculture. We are proud to give back to our towns with our time, talent and resources.

Locally, we enthusiastically participate in the annual CHS Country Operations Harvest for Hunger program, which has provided more than 7.5 million meals since 2011. We encourage you to help us in this effort by contributing cash, grain, and canned/fresh foods for the Harvest for Hunger drive. Your donations will help feed people in need right here in the communities we serve.

When you work with CHS in our region, you’re also helping one of North America’s largest agribusiness meet its broader stewardship goals. In 2013, CHS and the CHS Foundation contributed $8.8 million to communities. Visit to learn more about scholarships, ag safety, rural youth leadership and other programs. Visit the Stewardship page at to learn more about CHS stewardship.

CHS Harvest for Hunger brings food, resources to food-insecure households

Hunger and food insecurity affects people of all walks of life, but many food-insecure households are in rural and farm communities, the very places that feed the world. During March, the CHS Harvest for Hunger food and fund drive will accept contributions which will be delivered to regional food banks.

According to Feeding America, 17 percent of rural households are food insecure. That’s an estimated 3.3 million households in the United States. Rural areas also account for 62 percent of counties with the highest rates of child food insecurity.

CHS Country Operations locations are working together to fight hunger. From March 1 through March 20, help CHS Country Operations locations collect financial donations, as well as food, to support regional food banks. In the past five years, CHS Country Operations has raised more than $2 million dollars to fight hunger.

Every dollar or pound donated makes a difference. When donations are made to CHS Harvest for Hunger, CHS Country Operations will make a local contribution back to its communities.

Walt Ihnken, veteran and former CHS employee raises the flag at a Minnesota Twins game while family and friends look on.

Walt Ihnken, veteran and former CHS employee, raises the flag at a Minnesota Twins game while family and friends look on.


The Agribusiness CHS presented a check to Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo on June 6, 2016

The Agribusiness CHS presented a check to Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo on June 6, 2016.

Tom Lehar, CHS Vice President.

Tom Lehar, CHS Vice President.






























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