CHS Inc. recently announced it has expanded its commitment to furthering agricultural education through a gift of $225,000 to the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA).
IFAMA, an international management organization based in Washington, D.C., brings together current and future business, academic and government leaders, along with industry stakeholders to improve food and agribusiness systems globally.
The $225,000 gift will make CHS a premier sponsor of IFAMA's 2015 World Forum and Symposium, held June 14-18 in Minneapolis, Minn. The five-day forum – expected to draw more than 400 students, academic, government and business leaders – will include interactive discussions and presentations that address global nutritional security.
"Investing in the next generation of agriculturists is the primary focus of CHS Corporate Citizenship and the CHS Foundation," said William Nelson, president, CHS Foundation and vice president, CHS Corporate Citizenship. "Partnering with IFAMA and the participating colleges and universities in the Agribusiness & World Food Forum is an excellent example of how CHS works on behalf of its farmer and rancher owners to make investments that create a strong future and strong future leaders for agriculture."