Cargill honored for veteran hiring initiative


Jason Jenkins, Sun Sailor (MN)

Sep 9, 2020


Cargill, the Wayzata-based agricultural commodities company, was recently recognized for its commitment in hiring veterans when nonprofit organization Disabled American Veterans named the company as its large employer of the year.


Cargill was recognized during the DAV & Auxiliary Virtual Salute program Aug. 26 online at


The company has a specialized military talent acquisition specialist and has been a Minnesota Yellow Ribbon Company since 2014. The company helped raise $375,000 for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans to address homelessness.


Cargill also has a philanthropic outreach program for veteran-related causes. Every year, Cargill supports efforts of the Minnesota Military Family Foundation to assist the families of deployed military members. Cargill also teamed up with the DAV Department of Minnesota, sending a representative to visit troops in Kuwait in 2019 to serve more than 4,000 service members...