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MKC gives to KSU co-op center

Mid Kansas Cooperative has chosen to help fund an endowed chair or faculty professorship for cooperative studies at Kansas State University’s Arthur Capper Cooperative Center.

MKC will join forces with CHS Inc., Inver Grove Heights, Minn., for a third year to make a contribution annually to KSU by participating in an equity transfer program.

Established at KSU in 1984, the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center provides research-based information, education and assistance to cooperative members, directors, managers and employee; students and faculty at educational institutions; the public and public officials; and owners, directors, managers and employees of agribusinesses.

“We are proud to join with CHS and other Kansas cooperatives in advancing Kansas State’s premier center of excellence in cooperative education,” MKC President and CEO Dave Christiansen said. “We are firm believers in education and the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center’s presence at the university brings great value to the cooperative system.”

CHS President and Chief Executive Officer John Johnson said the company “is committed to helping build vibrant communities and supporting rural education and youth.”

“We value everything that KSU’s Arthur Capper Cooperative Center has done to help train and teach our members, employees, families and partners in the area of cooperative business,” he said.

Last modified Feb. 25, 2010

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