At the core of the CHASES mission is the promotion of creative new scholarship in the fields of southern agricultural, science, and environmental history. Currently, CHASES is hard at work securing funding for future initiatives. Among the projects it has begun planning is a wide-ranging digital humanities endeavor that includes GIS analyses of agricultural reports in the Southeast and an interactive atlas. It is also working on a partnership with libraries to develop collections in its core research areas. In time, CHASES hopes to devote a significant portion of its resources to pre‑ and post‑doctoral research fellowships that will afford fellows the time, space, and resources to conduct their research.