ADF was founded as Agricultural Missions Foundation in 1970 under the leadership of Mr. Owen Cooper, the last lay president of the Southern Baptist Convention. The name was changed in 2001 to avoid confusion, and enable a closer working relationship with state Agricultural Mission Fellowships. Contributions are used exclusively for missions unless designated otherwise. Membership dues and income from the Owen Cooper Foundation cover office expenses. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel expenses, and ADF has no paid employees.
Our Bylaws provide for a Chairman of the Board, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Program Coordinator, and 36 Directors elected by the membership. members make funding decisions at semiannual meetings.
"If you give a man a loaf of bread today he will be hungry tomorrow, but if you will teach him today how to grow wheat he will make his own bread tomorrow."
Any person who is interested in helping people through the Christian work of Ag Development Foundation (ADF) can begin by joining our membership.
Annual Membership Dues in the amount of $50 can be paid at any of our ADF meetings or may be mailed to
1153 Owens Road
Terry, MS 39170
Additional or larger contributions are welcomed. Members will receive a Quarterly Newsletter that will provide information about ADF, world hunger, and current projects. All dues and contributions are tax deductible and will be acknowledged.