April 11, 2011
DECATUR, Ill.A gift of $1.5 million from ADM to Purdue University will fund the construction of the ADM Agricultural Innovation Center. The 27,000-square-foot facility will house classrooms and research laboratories for students in the College of Agriculture.
As the global population continues to grow, the world is looking toward agriculture to create viable, sustainable solutions to some of the worlds most pressing needs like an abundant food supply and advanced renewable fuels. To help our industry meet this challenge, ADM is pleased to invest in Purdue University," said Craig Huss, ADM senior vice president and president, Agricultural Services.
The project is an extension of a longstanding partnership between Purdue and ADM to prepare students to lead innovation in agriculture," said university President France A. Córdova. Over the past three years, ADM has recruited more students from Purdue than any other university."
Construction of the facility is scheduled to begin in early May, and is expected to be completed during the 2011 fall semester.
Spread over three years, ADMs $1.5 million contribution is being funded through ADM Cares, the companys social-investment program. ADM Cares funds initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide.
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