LINCOLN, Neb.–The Nebraska Corn Board is pleased to announce they are the recipients of a $5,000 DuPont Pioneer grant towards iPad® technology for agricultural literacy. In addition to this grant, the Nebraska Corn Board is matching the grant with an additional $5,000.
“At DuPont Pioneer, we are dedicated to developing seed that will help provide the food, fuel and fiber demands of a rapidly growing global population. What we also recognize is how important agricultural education is to inspire the next generation of ag leaders who will provide the solutions needed locally and across the globe,” said Steve Reno – DuPont Pioneer western business unit director. “We are proud to support ag literacy efforts like these that will help create a healthier, safer world. We are truly all in this together.”
“For the past year, I have been an agriculture consultant from my farm in Davenport, Nebraska with a classroom in an urban school in Texas using wireless technology,” said Mark Jagels, District 2 director for the Nebraska Corn Board. “We need more agriculture in the classroom and using technology, such as the iPad, is the easiest way to do this. Partnering with DuPont Pioneer to put more iPads into the school systems makes sense and we are able to reach many more school children.”
Nebraska schools can apply to receive an iPad for their school or classroom through the Nebraska Corn Board. The application process begins on January 1 and ends on February 28. For more information on the project and how to apply visit the Nebraska Corn Board website at www.NebraskaCorn.org.
Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for community outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer representatives, 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™. Visit www.pioneer.com.
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 Nebraska Corn Board’s market development, research, promotion and education programs are funded and managed by Nebraska corn farmers. Producers invest at a rate of 1/2 of a cent per bushel of corn sold.