Why you should celebrate Global Fertilizer Day

Global Fertilizer Day — October 13The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and its members (including CHS) will celebrate the first annual Global Fertilizer Day this coming Thursday, October 13. Organized by TFI and a network of international organizations, the day is dedicated to spreading the word about the vital role our industry plays in improving peoples’ lives. As Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said on numerous occasions, two out of every five people in the world owe their lives to fertilizer.

A generation ago, a Nobel Peace Prize winner proclaimed the same message. He was the great-grandchild of Norwegian immigrants, attended a one-room schoolhouse through the eighth grade, and failed his first college entrance exam. But when he was finally admitted to the University of Minnesota, Norman Borlaug took a Depression-era job with the Civilian Conservation Corps to pay for his tuition and living expenses. Through that experience he met hungry people and saw the way having enough food changed them. (more…)

Fox Valley Tech Students Tour New CHS Larsen Cooperative YieldPoint™ Facility

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NEW LONDON, WISC., February 22, 2016 – CHS Larsen Cooperative YieldPoint™ Team hosted a tour on Monday morning for the Advanced Precision Ag Class from Fox Valley Technical College. The Advance Precision Ag course at Fox Valley Tech focuses on what future opportunities there will be in precision agriculture. Throughout the course students are giving hands on experience with precision ag systems as well as work on equipment that uses precision ag technology. They are also given the opportunity to tour a few facilities and have in class speakers to learn more about the industry.

CHS Larsen Cooperative and Fox Valley Tech have built a great relationship throughout the years in being able to provide great learning experiences in the ag industry. A handful of students from the tech were able to come to Larsen, WI to tour the New YieldPoint™ Facility. They all asked good questions focusing on the future of precision ag and what the cooperative sees as benefits and challenges for the next few years.

“We want to prepare our students to be ready for the work force, so when they leave school they already have the knowledge on how the technology works and are able to install precision ag equipment, said Zach Ward, Ag Technologies Instructor from Fox Valley Tech. “These tours help our students see what they are learning in the classroom turned into action, as wells as help them see what opportunities they will have after college.”

CHS Larsen Cooperative YieldPoint™ Team is happy to work with the local tech students in educating them in what services we provide and what technologies are working best for their farmers in the area. They are fortunate to be one of the only CHS Country Operations with a facility specific for Precision Ag. This facility is proving to be a large benefit to the cooperative, in being able to better service their farmers as well as educate farmers and community members in the benefits of precision ag. They plan to continue to grow and stay relevant to always be providing the best services possible for their growers.

Pictured are students from the Advanced Precision Ag Course, Instructors Zach Ward and Sara Maass-Pate, Instructional Ad Lorn Waldschmidt, and YieldPoint™ Team Cody Miller, Seth Warner, and Ryan Jones.

CHS Larsen Cooperative is proud to support our local communities and help further educate students with an interest in the agricultural industry.

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