July 9, 2015 10:05 AM

$500,000 Awarded in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin over last four years

Fifty-eight schools and local organizations have received nearly $100,000 in community investment grants from DuPont Pioneer in 2015. These grants, awarded through the Pioneer Northern Business Unit, which is comprised of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, helped support local projects that are focused on education, food security and community betterment.

“We commend the individuals and organizations in our rural communities who are dedicating their time and energy to educating our youth, protecting and assisting their neighbors, and improving the communities in which we live,” said Patrick Yockey, DuPont Pioneer director – Northern Business Unit. “Pioneer is proud to live, work and volunteer alongside these outstanding groups.”

Over the last four years, DuPont Pioneer has awarded over $500,000 in grants within its Northern Business Unit to support efforts ranging from agricultural education programs, making critical investments in local fire departments, and supporting several community projects in these four states.
2015 Grant Recipients

Academy for Sciences & Agriculture High School
Albany Area Schools
Alexandria Area FFA Chapter
Benson High School
Dodge County Fair
Fairmont Area ECFE
Foley High School
Goodhue Area Historical Society
Grand Meadow Fire Department
Lac qui Parle Valley High School
Le Sueur County Extension
Martin County West FFA
Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation
Murdock Fire Department
Murray County Central High School
Pierz Healy High School
Region Nine Area Inc
Round Lake - Brewster School
Springfield High School FFA
Westbrook Ambulance
Wheaton Fire Department Relief Association
Worthington Middle School
North Dakota
Cass County Extension 4-H
Ellendale Fire Protection District
Foster County Fair
Hillsboro Public School
Litchville Fire Department
Page Cafe Association
Wahpeton Volunteer Fire Department
Woodworth Rural Fire Protection District

South Dakota
Britton-Hecla School District
Hand County Health Wellness And Community Foundation
Hoven High School
Parkston School District
Scotland Volunteer Fire Department
South Dakota State Fair Foundation
Wolsey-Wessington FFA

Beaver Dam Unified School District
Calumet County 4-H Leaders Association
Clear Lake High School
DeForest Area School District
Eden Elementary
Harmony Elementary
Holy Rosary School
Kennedy Elementary
Lake Country School
Pepin Area Schools
Pierce County Fair
Plum City High School Agricultural Education
Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA
Rio Elementary School
Sauk Prairie FFA
School District of Cambridge
Seymour FFA Alumni
Southern Wisconsin Agricultural Group Inc
Trempealeau County Agricultural Society
Visiting Nurse Service Foundation
Waukesha County Fair Association

Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for 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®.

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.