DECATUR, Ill., March 7, 2014 –Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) has donated $10,000 to the Columbia School District Ag Science Program in Columbia, Ill. The donation will help the district fund the construction of a new greenhouse at Columbia High School.
“ADM strives to make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work,” said Randy Simmonds, divisional fleet manager in St. Louis for American River Transportation Company (ARTCO), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADM. “We are proud to present this donation to the Columbia School District and look forward to helping its teachers expand the Ag Science opportunities for their students.” Simmonds presented the check to teacher Carrie Koester and her Ag Science students last week.
The donation was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities. About ARTCO
American River Transportation Company (ARTCO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ADM. ARTCO operates lineboat vessels, hopper barges, harbor and fleeting services, a fueling terminal, ship buoys and a full-service shipyard. This transportation network allows ADM to deliver products to destinations in the most efficient and productive manner. More than 1,000 people work for ARTCO, primarily in the Upper and Lower Mississippi River and Illinois River regions, as well as throughout secondary river transportation corridors like the Ohio, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Red rivers and related waterways.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 31,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 270 processing plants, 470 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 140 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit www.adm.com.