DuPont Pioneer Launches Community Investment Program for Youth in Rural Communities

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Effort supports agricultural education, farm safety and food security initiatives across Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Jan. 16, 2018 – DuPont Pioneer announced the launch of Growing Today, Leading Tomorrow, its new community investment grant program for youth in rural communities across Canada. The program is focused on supporting agricultural education, farm safety, and food security initiatives, contributing to the development of the future generations of Canadian farmers and leaders.

“DuPont Pioneer strives to enrich the lives of people in the communities where our employees, customers and Pioneer sales representatives live and work,” says Bryce Eger, Canadian Commercial Unit Leader at DuPont Pioneer. “This includes ensuring the next generation of farmers and leaders have access to resources and support like education, safety, and good nutrition, which they need to be successful and have a bright future.”

Recent community investment initiatives by Pioneer have included the Funding Initiative for Rural Emergencies (2012-2015) that supported emergency services and first responders, and the Full Belly! Full Mind! (2016-2017) initiative that focused on breakfast and student nutrition programs. To date, donations from these two programs have totaled over $500,000.

Programs focused on agricultural education, farm safety, and food security for youth in rural communities may qualify for funding. Request an application package by contacting a local Pioneer sales representative (Eastern Canada) or Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representative (Western Canada), or by emailing us at growingtoday@pioneer.com.

Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business, its employees and Pioneer sales representatives. Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer sales representatives, and DuPont Pioneer employees and customers live and work, and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.

DowDuPont Agriculture Division, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Together, the Agriculture division provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry, developed through a robust research pipeline across germplasm, biotech traits and crop protection. DowDuPont Agriculture is committed to delivering innovation, helping growers increase productivity and ensuring food security for a growing global population. DowDuPont intends to separate the Agriculture division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.

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Ali Aziz