Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is offering rurual communities a chance for funding in its 2006 Community Partnership Grant program. The program's mission is to support U.S. agricultural areas by funding community improvement projects identified by individual communities. Up to four grants of $10,000 each will be awarded to qualified tax-exempt, non-profit, educational or community organizations in ADM communities.

"ADM understands the value of America's agricultural communities and is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the areas," says Brian Peterson, ADM's senior vice president of corporate affairs. "This program will encourage local leaders and ADM employees to identify projects for consideration that address specific community needs."

Last year, more than 100 community programs applied for a grant. Recipients included Arkansas City Area Arts Council, Arkansas City, Kan., Clinton Trees Forever, Clinton, Iowa, Marshall-Putnam 4-H & Extension Program, Henry, Ill., and Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Neb.

Applications and more information is available on the ADM World homepage. All submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2006.

ADM is headquartered in Decatur, Ill., employs more than 25,000 people, has more than 250 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005 of $35.9 billion. Additional information can be found on ADM's Web site at http://www.admworld.com/ .

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