The THRIVE programme will initially be offered at Alcorn State University and Tuskegee University (both Historically Black College & Universities), Texas A&M University (a Hispanic-Serving Institution) and long-standing Cargill partner institutions including Iowa State University; Kansas State University; University of Minnesota; Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS); and the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA).
Myriam Beatove, chief human resources officer of Cargill, said, “To feed a growing world, we need diverse perspectives at the table that drive innovation. The Cargill University THRIVE programme invests in the next generation of leaders. These are the students 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 and within the food and agriculture sector.”
The THRIVE programme is part of Cargill's broader commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, which is focused on achieving gender parity, advancing underrepresented groups in leadership positions around the world and combating anti-black racism.