DuPont Pioneer sales representative Dan Schmitz presents promotional check to T.J. Brown, Springfield High School Agriculture instructor and FFA advisor.

FFA receives grant from DuPont Pioneer

$2,000 gift designated for School Educational Greenhouse

The Springfield High School FFA recently received a $2,000 donation from DuPont Pioneer for the educational greenhouse.

The grant will specifically be used to assist in the construction of the greenhouse, which will be used to produce fresh vegetables for school lunches and the area food shelf. The FFA also plans to develop a butterfly garden to be enjoyed by the community.  Pioneer sales representative Dan Schmitz from Springfield sponsored the grant.

“I commend the work of the FFA program in constructing an educational greenhouse, which will provide unique hands-on learning experiences for many of our students and draw more students into careers in agriculture,” said Schmitz.

“We want to thank DuPont Pioneer for this grant. We are excited about completing this project and look forward to all the hands-on learning activities it will provide our community’s kids,” said TJ Brown, Springfield High School agriculture education instruction and FFA advisor. “In addition to the educational opportunities, we are also excited about the prospect of growing fresh local produce in the wintertime and developing a community green space.” 

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.

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