Reflects Leadership of Private Sector in Advancing the Next Generation of Ag Leaders through Talent Development and Partnership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2014
CHS announces its commitment to furthering agricultural education through a gift of $225,000 dollars, to be given over the next 3 years to the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA).
Thad Simons, President of IFAMA, comments: “As agribusiness leaders, it is our responsibility to develop future generations of talent passionate about creating and implementing solutions that will ensure we can overcome the food security challenges of the future. We believe that partnerships made through the World Forum – between academics, government and the private sector – are foundational to success. Today we are delighted to announce CHS Inc. as a premier supporter of the IFAMA World Forum.”
A portion of the CHS donation is earmarked as the sole sponsor for the IFAMA International Student Case Competition. The competition is the only international case competition of its kind offering students a rare international venue to demonstrate their analytical and problem solving skills before a panel of senior management judges. The competition provides universities an opportunity to showcase the next generation of business leaders in the food and agribusiness sector in front of a global audience.
“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 exceptional 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.”
About the 2015 Agribusiness & Food World Forum
The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA). The 2015 Agribusiness & Food World Forum will focus on Innovation, Talent and Technology. Hosted June 14-18, 2015, in Minneapolis-St.Paul, the overarching framework for the Forum is People Feed the World. Interactive discussions and presentations will engage students, academic, government and business leaders and focus on the common and binding factor of the human talent and potential to achieve global nutritional security.
CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com) 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.
IFAMA is an international management organization based in Washington, D.C. that brings together current and future business, academic and government leaders along with other industry stakeholders to improve the strategic focus, transparency, sustainability and responsiveness of the global food and agribusiness system. IFAMA has over 700 members in more than 50 countries, and serves as an effective worldwide networking organization, bridging the agribusiness industry, researchers, educators, government, consumer groups and non-governmental organizations.