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11/15/2012
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DuPont Pioneer Donation Doubles NAFB Foundation Internship Grant Program

DuPont Pioneer named title sponsor of the program

DES MOINES, Iowa, November 15, 2012 - DuPont Pioneer and the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Foundation announced today a donation from the business to double the number of student internship grants available to NAFB member stations. Funded solely from a $10,000 grant, the internship program will be titled the DuPont Pioneer NAFB Foundation Internship Program.

"We are quite pleased that Pioneer offered to be a title sponsor of this program," says Ken Anderson, NAFB Foundation president. "NAFB is gratified Pioneer recognizes the value of the farm broadcasting profession and is supporting the important work of the foundation with this generous donation."

With the Pioneer donation, the NAFB Foundation will fund enough for ten internship opportunities. The internship program was originally initiated with funding for three grants and expanded to five grants for 2011 and 2012.

"The internship program underscores the commitment that Pioneer places on providing accurate and timely information to agricultural producers," says Jerry Harrington, DuPont Pioneer sales and marketing public relations manager. "The grant also complements the efforts Pioneer is making to support the entry of young people into agricultural careers."

Each grant awarded to NAFB member stations helps provide students an on-the-job experience in agricultural broadcasting - from the production of agricultural information reports to live reporting from agricultural events and activities. Students interested in the internship should contact their local farm broadcaster and encourage him or her to apply for the DuPont Pioneer NAFB Foundation grant.

"This is a big step forward for our internship program," Anderson says. "Pioneer has been a significant supporter of the NAFB Foundation for a number of years."

To apply for the $1,000 grant, NAFB members can download and complete an application at www.nafb.com. The application process opens in February 2013 and closes in March. New internship programs and existing internships are both eligible for grant funding. The grants also cover the registration fees for each intern to attend the NAFB annual November convention in Kansas City, Mo.

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation is a non-profit corporation that operates as a 501 (c)(3) educational foundation. Its purpose is to perform exclusively charitable and educational functions that support and promote a positive future for the farm broadcasting industry. Since 1975, the NAFB Foundation has provided financial support and educational opportunities in the form of college scholarships and internship grants to assist students in pursuit of careers in agricultural communications. NAFB is online at www.nafb.com and at facebook.com/FarmBroadcasting.

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(tm).

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 www.dupont.com.

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The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont(tm), Science with Service Delivering Success(tm) and Pioneer(r) are trademarks or registered trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

(c)2012 PHII

(CONTACT: Jerry Harrington, DuPont Pioneer, 515-535-6908, jerry.harrington@pioneer.com or Ken Anderson, NAFB, 402-486-0421, kanderson@brownfieldnetwork.com)

 

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