Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announces the call for
applications for its 2007 Community Partnership Grant program. The
mission of the grant program is to strengthen agricultural areas of the
United States by funding community improvement projects. Up to four
grants of $10,000 each will be awarded to qualified tax-exempt,
non-profit,educational or community organizations in cities and towns
where ADM operates.
“ADM appreciates the value of America’s agricultural communities and is
committed to enhancing the quality of life in the areas where we live
and work,” said Brian Peterson, Senior Vice President-Corporate Affairs.
“This program will encourage local leaders and ADM employees to identify
projects for consideration that address specific community needs.”
Applications and further information can be found at www.adm.com
and all submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2007.
Last year, more than 100 excellent community organizations applied for a
grant. Recipients included The German Coast Farmers’ Market (Destrehan,
Louisiana); The Girl Scouts of the USA-Kickapoo Council (Peoria,
Illinois); The Audrain County 4-H Foundation (Mexico, Missouri); and The
National Foundation for Carnival Heritage (Kinsley, Kansas).
For the past three years, ADM has announced the call for applications
for the Community Partnership Grant program concurrently with National
Agriculture Day festivities in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate ADM’s
commitment to supporting the agricultural communities in which it
operates. Through the grant program, as well as sponsorship of the Ag in
America Tour (a mobile tour that educates students and consumers about
the importance of agriculture) and National Agriculture Day, ADM is
working to ensure a strong future for American agriculture.
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is the world leader in BioEnergy
and has a premier position in the agricultural processing value chain.
ADM is one of the world’s largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat
and cocoa. ADM is a leading manufacturer of biodiesel, ethanol, soybean
oil and meal, corn sweeteners, flour and other value-added food and feed
ingredients. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 26,000
employees, more than 240 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal
year ended June 30, 2006 of $37 billion. Additional information can be
found on ADM’s Web site at www.adm.com/.
ADM Media Relations