Cargill Invests in Tuskegee’s Next Generation of Food and Agriculture Leaders Through College Scholarships and Career Development Initiatives
June 07, 2021
Contact: Kawana McGough, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
Many students face barriers to success, ranging from granting tuition fees to accessing promising career paths when they enter the workforce. To help ensure more equitable access for women and minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as agriculture and business, Cargill presents the development program of Cargill University and the University Tuskegee will be one of the many colleges and universities that they choose to partner with.
“To feed a growing world, we need diverse perspectives at the table that drive innovation. Cargill University’s thriving program invests in the next generation of leaders who will make the future of food and agriculture more diverse, equitable and inclusive, and who we hope will build long-term careers at Cargill ”, Myriam Beatove, Director of Human Resources at Cargill. .
The thriving program goes beyond scholarships and provides students with mentorship, development programs and career coaching to help them turn their studies into rewarding careers. The thriving program is part of Cargill’s broader commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, which focuses on achieving gender parity, advancing under-represented groups in the leadership in the world and the fight against anti-black racism.
“We are delighted to partner with Cargill on this mission critical project. Their support helps the University achieve its goal of providing world-class extracurricular opportunities to our students. We couldn’t be more excited about our new partnership, ”said Phillip Howard, Tuskegee vice president for advancement.
Cargill is proud to present the successful program at universities serving minority students, including Alcorn State University and Tuskegee University (both Historically Black College & Universities), as well as Texas A&M (an institution serving Hispanics). Also included are long-time partners – Iowa State University; Kansas State University; University of Minnesota; Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Allied Sciences (MANRRS); and the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA).
Cargill operates in 70 countries and has more than 155,000 employees around the world who work tirelessly to achieve our goal of feeding the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers to markets, customers to ingredients, and people and animals to the food they need to thrive.
We combine 155 years of experience with new technologies and expertise, making us a trusted partner for customers in the food, agriculture, finance and industry sectors in over 125 country. Our collaborative work is focused on building a stronger, more sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, please visit Cargill.com and our News Center.
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