ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CHS Foundation announced today it has contributed $250,000 to Kansas State University's Center for Risk Management Education and Research. The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company.
The Kansas State University's Center for Risk Management Education and Research engages students and industry partners in innovative education and research, advancing their risk management skills and knowledge. Through undergraduate and graduate education, executive and professional education, and collaborative research, the center actively contributes to facilitating effective risk management practices among new and established professionals alike.
"The CHS Foundation is proud to partner with K-State on the Center for Risk Management Education and Research Center, which provides elevated, experiential learning opportunities for the next generation of leaders in agriculture, particularly those pursuing careers in risk management," said William Nelson, president, CHS Foundation and vice president, CHS Corporate Citizenship. "Our support will help K-State further its efforts in attracting promising new talent into the risk management field and providing enriched educational experiences for students."
"The success of our center depends on support from organizations such as the CHS Foundation, which so generously provide us with resources, time and expertise to enhance our mission of advancing student risk management skills and knowledge," added Ted Schroeder, director of the center. "We are so thankful for the confidence the CHS Foundation support demonstrates in our program."
The center is a joint effort of faculty and students from K-State's Colleges of Agriculture, Business Administration, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences. Additional partners from across campus also participate in the center.
The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS Inc., the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company. As a part of the CHS stewardship focus, the CHS Foundation supports education and leadership programs that invest in the future of agriculture, cooperative business and rural America.
CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.
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