When entrepreneur William Wallace (W. W.) Cargill moved to Conover, Iowa, in 1865 and bought a grain warehouse at the end of the McGregor-Western Railroad, he thought he might be onto an idea for a successful business. He was correct, but he couldn’t possibly have known how successful it would become.
From those humble beginnings grew the impressive global agribusiness we know today, employing 143,000 people across 69 business units operating in 67 countries around the world. In the intervening century and a half, Minneapolis-based and family-owned Cargill has established a proud legacy of helping the people and organizations it works with achieve success.
In 2015, Cargill is celebrating 150 years of helping the world thrive.
This app tells the stories of Cargill’s first 150 years – in the words of former employees along with contributions from today’s global workforce, expressed through a variety of activities created as an outlet for their Cargill pride.
Download the app now and you will gain immediate, unfiltered access to:
Our stories – You’ll learn about customer successes past and present; the leaders who built the company; Cargill’s groundbreaking innovations; its commitments to food security, sustainability and operating responsibly; and the many ways communities are better off because of Cargill’s presence and commitment to making the world a better place.
Cargill’s Historic Timeline – Learn about the key milestones that transformed a small grain trading business to a company making a positive impact on global markets, countries, people and businesses.
Learning Journeys – By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion people, and Cargill is committed to providing the growing populace access to safe, affordable, nutritious food. In service to answering how to make that happen, Cargill is bringing together experts and dignitaries from around the world to explore ways to solve the world’s challenges with hunger.
From Our People – The people of Cargill show their pride through videos, photos, recipes made with Cargill-inspired ingredients, and children’s artistic interpretations of the company’s continuing work to help the world thrive. See for yourself the spirit and commitment of Cargill’s people to its purpose of nourishing the world.