The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) donated $100,000 to the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) to assist with career development and scholarship for future farmers and producers.
“ADM and AFA share the belief that agriculture is an important part of the American economy, and that the development of tomorrow’s agricultural leaders is essential to ensuring a strong and vibrant industry into the future,” said Jennifer Ballinger, manager, ADM Cares via release. “We are pleased to announce our support for AFA on National Ag Day, a day when Americans celebrate the contributions of agriculture to our everyday lives.”
ADM leaders hope that the donation will help educate people as well on the connection between agriculture and anyone’s home lives. “Agriculture is the foundation of the American economy, but too few students understand the range of agricultural careers available today,” said Russ Weathers, AFA President and CEO. “ADM’s support will help us build awareness of careers in agriculture and advance the programs we offer to help prepare young people for those exciting and challenging jobs.”
The money will be used to help connect students and Ag professionals via web-based resources, for university partnerships, scholarships, to enhance current partnership and improve other agriculture resources.
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Written by: Melissa Warner / Farm Plus Financial staff writer