KillerStartups – Archer Daniel Midland Agriculture Processing

ADM.comAs one of the largest processors of agriculture in the world, the Archer Daniels Midland Company ( is a vital link between consumers and farmers. ADM turns crops into food ingredients, renewable fuels, and animal feed ingredients. They also process naturally derived industrial chemical alternatives. ADM recognizes that farmers are vital to the economy and they work to help farmers find hundreds of markets for their crops by creating thousands of different products. ADM was founded in 1902 and they currently employ 30,000 people at 330 sourcing facilities and 265 processing plants. The ADM headquarters is in Decatur, Illinois and they operate in more than 75 countries, on 6 continents.

According the, their primary business segments include corn processing, oilseeds processing (peanuts, flaxseed, palm, sunflower seeds, cottonseed, soybeans, and canola), and agricultural services. ADM Agricultural Services utilize the transportation network and grain elevators of the company in order to purchase, store, clean, and transport agricultural commodities such as rice, barley, oats, milo, wheat, corn, and oilseeds. The daily processing capacity of ADM Global includes 100,000 metric tonnes of oilseed, 66,000 metric tonnes of corn, 28,000 metric tonnes of wheat, and 3,000 metric tonnes of cocoa beans. ADM owns or leases over 26,000 rail cars, 1,700 barges, 1,500 trailers, 700 trucks, and 8 oceangoing vessels.

Individuals interested in working at ADM may download the “Mark Your Mark” brochure which contains career information from ADM and they can also browse ADM career events in their area. Videos about working at ADM as well as general information about living in Decatur, Illinois are also provided on, along with details about specific career opportunities with the company.

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