Kansas FFA Foundation Receives $4,400 DuPont Pioneer Grant

Kansas FFA Foundation Receives $4,400 DuPont Pioneer Grant

Award will help train FFA members to build workforce that understands agriculture and science for the future of America

The Kansas FFA Foundation is pleased to announce they are the recipients of a $4,400 DuPont Pioneer grant towards Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) and Kansas FFA member awards programs.

The Kansas FFA Foundation is pleased to announce they are the recipients of a $4,400 DuPont Pioneer grant towards Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) and Kansas FFA member awards programs.

"If we are going to meet the food, fiber and fuel demands of nine billion people by the year 2050, we are going to need a workforce that is trained to understand not only science, but science in relation to the world of agriculture," said Verle Amthauer – local Pioneer account manager.  "Science is an essential component of producing the seed technologies that will be both high-yielding and environmentally-suited for specific geographies across the globe. We are proud to support curriculum that will help give students a solid foundation as they prepare for future careers in agricultural fields."

The Kansas FFA Foundation, FFA members, and agriculture educators welcomed DuPont Pioneer's financial support during the north central district Ag Sales Career Development Event in Clay Center on Oct. 10.

"We are especially thankful to DuPont Pioneer and their Kansas employees for investing in the future of our educators and young agriculture-minded leaders," said Kerry Wefald, Executive Director of the Kansas FFA Foundation.  "The need for private-public collaboration and support is more important than ever. DuPont Pioneer's financial investment is providing access to CASE institute involvement and curriculum for our teachers and recognition for our members who excel with supervised agricultural experiences and career development events. Today we celebrate DuPont Pioneer's spirit of giving through the company's community grant program. "

Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for community 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. Visit Pioneer's website.

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 DuPont online.

Kansas FFA and Kansas FFA Foundation, Inc.: The Kansas FFA Association, formerly known as the Kansas Future Farmers of America, is a youth organization of 8,000 members in 165 local FFA chapters in Kansas.  The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The Kansas FFA Foundation, Inc. enables Kansas Agricultural Education and FFA programs to empower future leaders and their passions. The Kansas FFA Foundation will do this by developing and sustaining collaborative relationships resulting in financial support and service opportunities. For more information visit us online and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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