Mission: To advance agriculture cooperatives by raising awareness of the cooperative business model, showcasing cooperative career opportunities, and highlighting the critical role that cooperatives play in strengthening agriculture and our local communities.
Goal: To educate the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs about the benefits and opportunities of agriculture cooperatives.
Boilerplate: My Local Cooperative is an initiative of the National Association of Agricultural Educators with funding support from the CHS Foundation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
National Association of Agricultural Educators
NAAE seeks to advance agricultural education and promote the professional interests and growth of agriculture teachers as well as recruit and prepare students who have a desire to teach agriculture. The organization is dedicated to developing professional pride and competency, to nourishing a spirit of unity among classroom teachers, and to recognizing members for conducting outstanding programs. It monitors governmental affairs affecting agricultural education and assists in the development of priorities and strategies to effect federal legislation and appropriations.
Our vision is to strengthen and inspire members to meet the needs of their students and communities through innovative professional development and collegial engagement of all agricultural educators in the nation.
CHS, Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers, and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS, Inc. is committed to helping customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through domestic and global operations. The CHS Foundation is funded by charitable gifts from CHS, Inc. As part of the CHS stewardship focus, the CHS Foundation supports organizations that develop future leaders for agriculture through education and leadership programs.