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CHS Foundation supports Kansas State University's Center for Risk Management Education and Research

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014



MANHATTAN — The CHS Foundation, St. Paul, Minnesota, has made a gift of $250,000 to the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University to support the Center for Risk Management Education and Research.

The center 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 center is a joint effort of faculty and students from Kansas State University's colleges of Agriculture, Business Administration, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences. Additional partners from across campus also participate in the center.

"The CHS Foundation is proud to partner with K-State on the Center for Risk Management Education and Research, 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 that so generously provide us with resources, time and expertise to enhance our mission of advancing student risk management skills and knowledge," said Ted Schroeder, university distinguished professor of agricultural economics and director of the center. "We are so thankful for the confidence the CHS Foundation support demonstrates in our program."

Philanthropic contributions to Kansas State University are coordinated by the Kansas State University Foundation. The foundation staff works with university partners to build lifelong relationships with alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students through involvement and investment in the university.

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 is committed to investing in the future of rural America, agriculture and cooperative business through education and leadership development.


Marisa Larson


Kansas State University Foundation

At a glance

The Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State University will benefit from a $250,000 gift from the CHS Foundation, St. Paul, Minnesota.