Press Release •  2021-08-24

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Corteva Agriscience and Vanderburgt Brothers Pioneer Sales Representatives provide $17,000 to Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre

Funds will aid Hospital in providing care to over 400,000 children

Left to right: Lindsay Hamilton, Rosanna Morrison, Tony DeCorte, Josh Vanderburgt, Nick Vanderburgt

London, ON, August 24, 2021 — Corteva Agriscience is pleased to announce that as part of its community investment program, the company has donated $10,000 to the Children’s Health Foundation supporting the best possible care at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre.

The contribution from Corteva Agriscience will assist Children’s Hospital in their efforts to provide world-class patient and family-centred paediatric care to over 400,000 children in Western Ontario. The funds will also support the hospital’s continuing medical education program, as it serves as a major centre for medical research and a teaching hospital for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals.

The contribution from Corteva was in addition to a $7,000 donation to Children’s Health Foundation made by Nick and Josh Vanderburgt from Vanderburgt Brothers – Pioneer sales representatives in Zurich, Ontario – who donated a portion of proceeds from each bag of Pioneer® brand seeds sold. Nick and Josh initiated the fundraising for Children’s Hospital and approached Corteva to inquire about matching their donation.

“We’re thrilled to be able to make this contribution to Children’s Health Foundation alongside our Pioneer sales representatives, Nick and Josh,” said Bryce Eger, President, Corteva Agriscience Canada. “Children’s Hospital provides vital health care and emergency services to families in Western Ontario, many of whom work in agriculture. This is one of the ways we are able to live our purpose of enriching lives and continue delivering on our sustainability commitment to keep those working in agriculture safe.”

“Children’s Health Foundation is incredibly grateful for this wonderful gift from Vanderburgt Brothers and Corteva Agriscience” said Scott Fortnum, President and CEO, Children’s Health Foundation. “With their generous donation to the Stand By Me campaign, they are helping to ensure that health care for the children of Western Ontario is at its strongest, especially in these uncertain times.”

“As fathers and farmers, we know how important this hospital is to have close to home. We have heard stories from family, friends, and customers about how amazing this facility really is,” said Nick and Josh Vanderburgt. “We want to thank our customers for their ongoing support. It’s because of them that we are able to make this donation. We hope to continue this for years to come.”

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. Learn more about our impact in Canadian communities.


Children’s Health Foundation, founded in 1922, raises funds to ensure that children and their families across Western Ontario receive the best possible care and the most possible hope when faced with a life-threatening or life-limiting diagnosis. By funding equipment, programs and research at Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, Thames Valley Children’s Centre and Children’s Health Research Institute, Children’s Health Foundation ensures better childhoods for kids facing serious health issues, and hope, relief and support for those who love them. To learn more, visit

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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

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