Press Release •  05/07/2018

Farm Safety Centre receives grant from Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

Funds will be used to support the Safety Smarts farm safety program for rural schools

Raymond, AB – July 5, 2018 – Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, is pleased to announce that as part of its Growing Today, Leading Tomorrow program, $5,000 has been donated to the Farm Safety Centre.

The grant from Corteva Agriscience will be used to fund “Safety Smarts,” a farm safety education program that sees eight regional instructors travel to more than 500 public, separate and colony schools across Alberta. In total, between 50,000 and 60,000 students living in rural and remote areas receive Safety Smarts programming each school year. Milena Deacon, safety supervisor with Corteva Agriscience endorsed the grant. 

“We hear of close calls and farm-related fatalities in rural communities and realize how important it is for students to receive consistent best practices instruction,” says Deacon. “Corteva Agriscience is proud to support the Farm Safety Centre’s efforts to bring life-saving messages and education to students.”  

“All of our Safety Smart instructors know the farm and come with great credibility and passion for helping keep children safe,” says Laura Nelson, executive director at the Farm Safety Centre. “We thank Corteva Agriscience for their contribution, as it will help us offset travel costs so that we can reach as many students as possible with our program.” 

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, 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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