DuPont Pioneer and its Sales Agencies Give $20,000 in Grants in Eastern Dakotas, Western Minnesota


Grants support community programs for youth education and farm

“These joint grants are part of the ongoing Pioneer commitment to improving farm safety and supporting the education of the next generation of agriculture leaders,” said Jamie Williamson, DuPont Pioneer lead for the commercial unit covering eastern North and South Dakota and western Minnesota. “We live and work in these communities, and are proud to join our sales agencies in support for the endeavors of these groups. We hope that we can increase the region-wide impact by spreading these grants across our entire territory.”

Groups receiving grants support education and safety efforts in a variety of ways, from fire rescue safety equipment for the Hope, N.D., Fire Department and the Kennebec Volunteer Fire Department, grass fire equipment for the Presho, SD Volunteer Fire Department, electronic road/helicopter landing flares for the City of Hitterdal, Minn. Volunteer Fire Department; CRP education for the Fessenden, N.D. Ambulance Service Directory; first responder vehicle equipment, Kathryn, N.D. Fire Department; and science education materials for Irene Wakonda High School.

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

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®.

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