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DuPont Pioneer Recognizes the 20th Recipient of the ADSA Forage Award

DES MOINES, IOWA, August 16, 2012 - DuPont Pioneer recognized David Casper, Ph.D., assistant professor at South Dakota State University, as the 20th recipient of the American Dairy Science Association Forage (ADSA) Award at the ADSA annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on July 17.

The annual ADSA award honors a university forage researcher who has made contributions in basic or applied forage research. Since 1991, Pioneer has sponsored the Forage Award given at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

A Wisconsin native, Casper obtained a B.S. degree in 1983 from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He received both his M.S. degree and his Ph.D. from South Dakota State University in 1985 and 1989 respectively.

Casper has published more than 35 referred journal articles, 60 abstracts and numerous popular press articles. He has received ADSA's Richard M. Hoyt Award for the practical application of research to the dairy industry.

"Pioneer is proud to have sponsored Dr. David Casper as the 2012 recipient of the ADSA Forage Award," says Bill Mahanna, DuPont Pioneer nutritional science and sales support manager. "We believe his contributions to the industry clearly merit this recognition."

DuPont Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world's population. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.

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CASPER WINS ADSA FORAGE AWARD – David Casper, Ph.D., South Dakota State University, recently won the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Forage Award, presented at the ADSA annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz. DuPont Pioneer sponsors the award. Presenting the award to Casper, left, is Bill Seglar, DuPont Pioneer senior nutritionist, global forages.

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