CFANS partners with Cargill to invest in the next generation of food and agriculture leaders

June 7, 2021

The Cargill University THRIVE program prioritizes higher education opportunities for underrepresented students

Many college students face barriers to success, from affording tuition to accessing promising career paths when stepping into the job market. The Cargill University THRIVE program was created to address this challenge, working with university partners, including CFANS, CSE and CSOM at the University of Minnesota, to ensure more equitable access for women and minority students in agriculture, STEM, and business. Focused on universities serving minority students, the THRIVE program provides financial support through scholarships and encourages long-term academic success through mentoring, development programming and career coaching. The goal is to help participating students convert their education into meaningful careers.