Contribution will make the Safety Day® Program possible for more rural youth in 2012.
CHS and the CHS Foundation are increasing their support of the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program by 32 percent. By doing so, they become a One Star sponsor of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation® (PAF).
"CHS and the CHS Foundation are pleased to increase support to assist the Progressive Agriculture Foundation in its mission of making farm and ranch life safer and healthier through education and training," says William J. Nelson, vice president, CHS Corporate Citizenship and president, CHS Foundation. "By educating children and their families about farm hazards, we're helping to protect America's future farmers and agricultural leaders."
Through contributions from sponsors such as CHS and the CHS Foundation, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation is able to advance its commitment to keep rural children safe and healthy. The Foundation provides training and resources to help local community members conduct one-day farm safety and health programs that are age-appropriate, hands-on and fun for rural children and families. Since the program was founded in 1995, it has grown to become the largest rural safety and health program for youth in North America.
"CHS and the CHS Foundation have generously sponsored the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program for 12 years, allowing more than 21,000 rural youth to attend a farm Safety Day," says Randy J. Bernhardt, chief administrative officer and executive director of development for the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. "We are pleased to partner with CHS and the CHS Foundation to provide crucial farm safety and health education for rural youth throughout North America."
CHS Inc. is a diversified energy, grains and foods company committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives around the world. A Fortune 100 company, CHS is owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, along with thousands of preferred stockholders across the United States. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain, livestock 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. CHS is listed on the NASDAQ at CHSCP.
The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS Inc. As a part of the CHS stewardship focus, the CHS Foundation is committed to investing in the future of rural America, agriculture and cooperative business through education and leadership development.
About Progressive Agriculture Foundation
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program is the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America and a program of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. The Foundation's mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities. In 2008, PAF was awarded the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance National Charity Seal, demonstrating its commitment to accountability and ethical practices. Safety Day applications are due each July 15 for Safety Days that will be conducted the following calendar year.