Press Release •  21/02/2019

Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village receives grant from Corteva Agriscience™

Funds will support agricultural and rural safety programming for local students

(L-R) Andy Dales, Pioneer sales representative; Paul Grubb, Pioneer sales representative; Marilyn Rosner, board of directors president, Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village.
(L-R) Andy Dales, Pioneer sales representative; Paul Grubb, Pioneer sales representative; Marilyn Rosner, board of directors president, Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village.

HANOVER, ON, February 21, 2019 – Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, is pleased to announce that as part of its Growing Today, Leading Tomorrow community investment program, $5,500 has been donated to the Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village.  

The newly-constructed Children’s Safety Village consists of a classroom facility and a miniature village that features child-sized buildings, scaled-down roadways, operating traffic lights and interactive sites. Approximately 10,000 children per year are expected to visit the Children’s Safety Village and take part in hands-on, interactive and life-saving programs. 

The grant from Corteva Agriscience™ will be used to create safety exhibits and develop agricultural and rural safety programming for school-age children from Kindergarten to Grade 6.

“We believe in doing everything we can to support safety education and training for rural youth, so we can prevent major tragedies,” says Troy Hamilton, territory manager with Corteva Agriscience™. “We are pleased to support the Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village in their mission to spread life-saving messages and keep children safe.”

“Hundreds of children die and thousands more suffer life-altering injuries in accidents that could have been prevented,” says Marilyn Rosner, president of the Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village board of directors. “The Safety Village is a community project aimed at creating an innovative and educational safety facility that makes a difference in the lives of children by preventing serious injuries and fatalities. We are grateful to Corteva Agriscience™ for their support.”

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and its employees. Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Corteva Agriscience 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, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched Brevant seeds brand, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.

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