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Hickman County Schools Receives Grant from DuPont Pioneer
Darian Irvan, Ag teacher, Dianne Owen, Supervisor of Instruction and Scott Mitchell, Pioneer Territory Manager and school board member.


CLINTON, Ky. – Hickman County is pleased to announce that DuPont Pioneer donated $2,700 toward Project IPAD (Investigating Possibilities in the Agriculture Department). Scott Mitchell, territory manager in Clinton, Ky., sponsored this grant.

The funds will be directed toward the Hickman County Agriculture Department where the money will be used for a greenhouse research project that will introduce students to the science of hydroponics. Students will conduct research through the internet using wireless IPAD technology, collect and record data using IPAD apps and excel spreadsheets, and conduct scientific hydroponic experiments in the agriculture department’s greenhouse.

“Supporting the education of our future leaders in the agriculture industry is extremely important,” explained Scott Mitchell, territory manager. “Pioneer is proud to be supporting the educational efforts of our local school. Projects like these are vital to give our students visibility to the opportunities available in the agriculture industry.”

Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for 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™.

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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