Spring 2016: Archer Daniels Midland


The second spring field trip was to visit Archer Daniels Midland in Decatur, Illinois. The visit began with a bus tour of the ADM facilities. Mr. Parry Dixon, senior economist, then gave a brief overview of ADM where students learned that since 1900, ADM’s net worth has grown to $81 billion, and employs over 33,000 employees in it its 760+ facilities around the world. During the “Global Agriculture Trends” portion of his presentation, Mr. Dixon highlighted the world’s supply/demand for agricultural products, world consumption trends, and the future trends and factors in world agriculture. The topic led to a variety of engaging questions from the students.

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