Strengthening Native American Communities & Economies
In 2012, the CHS Foundation awarded a $35,000 Cooperative Education grant to increase opportunities for farmers and ranchers on the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation is the largest reservation in the U.S. This grant will allow First Nations to educate farmers and ranchers on potential opportunities through cooperatives and assess potential models that could be used to assist farmers and ranchers develop farm production cooperatives and marketing and supply cooperatives. These cooperatives are intended to help farmers and ranchers increase their access to agricultural resources marketing and supplies, and also help expose them to the latest technology.