CHATHAM, ON, Jan. 17, 2020 –Corteva Agriscience is pleased to announce that as part of its Growing Today, Leading Tomorrow program, $5,000 has been donated to 4-H Ontario, a not-for-profit positive youth development organization.
The funding will support the 4-H Ontario Field Crops: Species and Management project that provides youth with a comprehensive introduction to Ontario field crops. The project aims to educate 4-H participants on a variety of Ontario field crops and production techniques and help develop skills in plant identification.
“Programs like 4-H Ontario’s Field Crops: Species and Management project are essential to the future of the agriculture community,” says Melani Rich, community investment coordinator with Corteva Agriscience. “In addition to providing useful information and educating participants about the many different field crops grown in Ontario, this project will further connect Canadian youth with agriculture and foster a deeper appreciation for the industry.”
“The Field Crops: Species and Management project has been providing invaluable skills and knowledge to our participants,” says Katherine Smart, manager, corporate giving and philanthropy, 4-H Ontario. “Our goal with this project is to enhance the participants’ knowledge of and involvement with the agriculture community while helping sustain the future of field crops.”
Corteva makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and its employees. Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Corteva employees, channel partners and customers live and work, and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.
About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.
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