The most recent seminar of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program was hosted by Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, at its global headquarters in Johnston, Iowa. Over the course of three days, December 8, 9, & 10, participants learned of the value of communications in developing strong advocates for agriculture. Participants developed their communication skills through interactive class discussion and networking.
Visiting Pioneer marks the first time in its 30 years the program has stepped outside of state lines for a session other than their National and International Seminars. Pioneer has been a supporter of the IALF since 1983 and recently committed to a grant to continue the personal and professional development of future agriculture leaders.
“Demand for solutions to meet global challenges continues to increase, and it is vital that we have influential representatives that can engage others to recognize the importance of agriculture” said Brad Lance, business director for Pioneer’s Heartland Unit (Illinois & Indiana). “Continuing to encourage personal and professional growth, through initiatives such as the IALF, will ensure the industry is well represented for years to come”.
Pioneer Hi-Bred (www.pioneer.com), a DuPont business headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, 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 (www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.