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Bridging the farmer-consumer gap

As a global leader in agriculture, Corteva™ Agriscience believes strongly in the importance of open and honest dialogue between farmers and consumers. With the future of the industry in mind, the company is encouraging conversation about the origins of our food and bringing the voice of the farmer directly to consumers.

Whether you’re selling crop protection products, seed or digital ag services, how consumers perceive agriculture affects us all. The following programs are just a few examples of how Corteva is bridging the gap between those who produce and those who consume.

Spreading food facts
Although food is a basic human need, the concerns around it are far from simple. Enter Plate‑Wise. The Plate‑Wise blog tackles leading food topics — like processed foods, GMOs and perceptions around chemicals — to equip consumers with the information needed to make informed choices about food.

Tackling today’s most complex issues
With the recent spike in podcast popularity, Corteva is giving farmers a chance to tell their story and address some of today’s hot topics around agriculture. The Growing Debate podcast series dives into how agriculture is evolving to help solve new challenges, shedding light on the most complex industry in the world. Current and coming episode topics include the struggles of midsize farms, the role of migrant workers in ag and the higher-than-average suicide rate in farming.

Combining art and science
Your customers are modern-day superheroes as they battle weeds, crop diseases and pests with the help of innovative technology. To help boost knowledge of tech in modern farming, Corteva gathered insights from comic superfans at San Diego Comic Con 2019. They leveraged those insights to reimagine the real-life protectors of our food supply (farmers) by creating the ultimate Superhero Farming Family.

You can learn more about how Corteva is bridging the gap between consumers and farmers by visiting PeopleOfTheCore.com/Talk.

Pioneer agronomist Curt Hoffbeck talks crops with Minnesota Bound TV show host Laura Schara.

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Another great year at Farm Progress Show

One sure sign summer is coming to a close is the annual Farm Progress Show. It’s an event employees at Corteva Agriscience look forward to every year, because it gives those who attend the chance to meet farmers and retailers from all over the country, and even the globe.

This year, Corteva sent teams from multiple crop protection businesses, as well as from Pioneer Seeds. Those teams were among the thousands of people who descended upon Decatur, Illinois for the three-day show in late August.

Those who visited the Corteva tent got to enjoy the beautiful backyard patio where they could relax and converse, fill up on free water and play games like Jenga and corn hole. After the long days, Corteva welcomed more than a few weary travelers looking to take a load off.

Inside the Corteva tent, many attendees enjoyed the interactive cash grab experience on behalf of TruChoice, where participants won a variety of prizes. In addition, a magician was on hand, as well as a balloon animal artist, which were big hits for all the tent’s visitors.

Just a few doors down, visitors could drop in on the Pioneer booth where they learned more about the very latest in seed, planting and scouting technology.

Both booths had stages featuring talks and presentations throughout the three days of the show. One particularly popular presentation was a panel of Enlist weed control system growers at the crop protection booth. The three farmers spoke and answered questions about their experiences growing Enlist E3 Soybeans. Enlist Field Specialist Dan Puck led the conversation.

Overall, the Corteva crop protection and Pioneer seed experts met with hundreds of growers during the three-day show. The experts talked with those growers about the challenges they faced in 2019 and gave them advice for harvest and 2020 planning.

It was a great event and we’re already looking forward to next year in Boone, Iowa.

The front and back yards of the Corteva Agriscience booth at Farm Progress Show.

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Corteva Agriscience: the new heart of agriscience

On June 1, 2019, after three years in the making, a new company was officially born: Corteva       Agriscience. The name “Corteva” is derived from words meaning “heart” and “nature.”

Corteva is founded on the rich heritages of Dow, DuPont and Pioneer. Today, Corteva stands on its own as a leading seed and crop protection company after separating from DowDuPont.

Corteva bell ringing on NYSE

Corteva Agriscience leaders ring the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange.

Company leaders, including Jim Collins, Chief Executive Officer, celebrated the separation of Corteva into its own entity Monday, June 3, by ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange. It was an exciting moment, symbolizing a major step into a bright future.

Of the experience, Collins said, “Today marks the launch of a new kind of agriculture company, well-positioned to compete and win by providing farmers the complete solution they need for sustainable, long-term growth and improved profitability.”

More than 21,000 employees work for Corteva, which has a presence in 140 countries across the globe. Collins explained that each of those employees is dedicated to enriching the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come.

The new company has a strong focus on innovation, with an eye on expanding digital capabilities. Corteva will strive to be at the forefront of the newest and best crop solutions.

The company’s top commitments, however, will always be to farmers and to the land, especially precious natural resources. No matter how this company continues to grow in the coming years, nature will always remain at the heart.

Show off #CortevaClean fields this season

A field free of weeds? We call that #CortevaClean. Now through Sunday, June 30, your customers can submit a picture of their clean fields for a chance to win 1 of 8 Yeti coolers! We want to see pictures showing off clean fields that used products from Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.

We’re looking for pictures from a variety of fields that used products from Corteva Agriscience, including: corn, soybean, wheat and even rice. We want to see your customers’ fields and share their successes with others.

How to enter
This contest is open to farmers now through Sunday, June 30.

To enter, farmers can share their photo one of three ways:

  • Tweet a photo with hashtag #CortevaClean.
  • Instagram a photo with hashtag #CortevaClean.
  • Submit a photo on the contest website.

This field is #CortevaClean.

No matter how your customers choose to participate, they MUST visit the website to fill out a short entry form to let Corteva Agriscience know where to look for the photo.

The Prizes
Corteva Agriscience will choose eight winners. Winners will receive a Yeti Tundra Haul Cooler, valued at $399.99 MSRP, to keep beverages cool in the field on those hot days.

Have Fun
Encourage your customers to get creative with their photos, have fun and shoot a dynamic image! Corteva Agriscience also invites you to check out the other submissions on the website and on social media. Get your friends and family involved and ask them to like and share your customers’ photos.

Go to the #CortevaClean contest website now to get started. We can’t wait to see photos from your area!

Deliver savings to your customers with the all-new TruChoice®

There’s a new, simple way to help build your business while improving customers’ cash flow. The completely revamped TruChoice® offer from Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, works with retailers to provide farmers with two savings options for their crop protection and qualified seed purchases.

With both options, TruChoice Prepay and Corteva Cash, farmers receive upfront savings to use on more than 100 proven and reliable Dow AgroSciences and DuPont crop protection products from Corteva Agriscience.

With TruChoice Prepay, farmers who fund a prepay account by March 29, 2019, receive upfront savings of 3 percent to 5 percent on eligible crop protection products from Corteva Agriscience that were purchased through an authorized retailer. Likewise, farmers who purchase Pioneer® brand seed receive Corteva Cash — upfront, and without rebates — to spend on their crop protection purchases.

Retailers are invited to enroll at truchoiceonline.com. Once registered, retailers can redeem Corteva Cash, accept TruChoice Prepay funds and initiate TruChoice Financing, all in one convenient location. Once the transactions are submitted, retailers will be reimbursed via ACH electronic check (48 hours) or physical check (two weeks) for transactions.

Additionally, retailers have access to a dedicated TruChoice support team. If you have questions, call 800-922-2368 or email support@truchoiceonline.com.

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Key trends and learnings: Farm Progress Show 2018

On Aug. 28-30 in Boone, Iowa the newly formed Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, made its presence known at the 65th annual Farm Progress Show with two show-stopping exhibits, four eye-catching sponsorships and a Guinness World Record. The Corteva Agriscience crop protection brands focused on topics to help farmers address their most common in-field issues, nitrogen management plans and weed-specific questions.

Soybean Herbicides
Soybean herbicide representatives shared with attendees the importance of implementing a fall burndown treatment to start with clean fields in the spring. Attendees learned how Elevore® uses a systemic approach that works to kill a broad range of weeds from the inside out, including actively growing marestail up to 8 inches tall.

In addition, Chris Pritchett, U.S. product manager, soybean herbicides; Kent Bennis, U.S. market development specialist; Autumn Patishall, territory manager, northwest Iowa; and Andy Fordice, category lead, Enlist and Xtend herbicides, spoke on an expert panel, answering attendees’ questions about field conditions, tough weeds, inputs and industry trends.

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An expert panel at the Corteva Agriscience booth answers in-field questions.

Nitrogen Maximizers
The nitrogen maximizers team shared tips on how to identify and select a proven nitrogen stabilizer. Team members discussed how it is important for farmers to choose nitrogen stabilizers, such as Instinct® and N-Serve®, that meet key criteria including university research, meeting guidelines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and prioritizing value.

Kenny Johnson, CCA U.S. product manager, nitrogen stabilizers, at Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, DowAgroSciences, discusses key criteria for selecting a proven nitrogen stabilizer.

Kenny Johnson, CCA U.S. product manager, nitrogen stabilizers, at Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, DowAgroSciences, discusses key criteria for selecting a proven nitrogen stabilizer.

Enlist Weed Control System
Corteva Agriscience representatives for the Enlist weed control system talked with visitors about the continued importance of information and educational tools for farmers, applicators and retailers. Andy Fordice, category leader for the Enlist system, led an informational session during the show. Presentations like this support the classroom and field training technology specialists host throughout the year.

Andy Fordice, Enlist™ category leader, speaks with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue about the Enlist weed control system.

Andy Fordice, Enlist category leader, speaks with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue about the Enlist weed control system.

Andy Fordice, Enlist™ category leader, addresses a crowd at Farm Progress Show, discussing the Enlist weed control system.

Andy Fordice, Enlist category leader, addresses a crowd at Farm Progress Show, discussing the Enlist weed control system.

®™Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. ®XtendiMax is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC. XtendiMax is a federally Restricted Use Pesticide. Enlist Duo® and Enlist One herbicides are not registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your area. Enlist Duo and Enlist One herbicides are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use in Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Instinct is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Do not fall-apply anhydrous ammonia south of Highway 16 in the state of Illinois. Always read and follow label directions. ©2018 Dow AgroSciences LLC

Show Farm offers access, ideas and innovation

On 30 acres of land, just north of Indianapolis, Indiana, sits the Show Farm managed by Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. The Show Farm demonstrates many of the innovative technologies that Corteva Agriscience has to offer from crop protection, seed treatment innovations, seed technology, digital agriculture, new trait technology and nitrogen maximizers. The plots are filled with many Corteva Agriscience products and gives visitors the benefit of seeing exactly what farmers can accomplish with technology from Corteva Agriscience.

An industry leader 

Since its launch in 2010, the Show Farm has annually hosted thousands of people, who come to see new and existing seed, trait and crop protection technologies. Andy Fordice, U.S. category leader: Enlist, FeXapan and Core Herbicides, plays an important role in the operation of Show Farm.

“For our grower customers, the Show Farm is there to enrich their lives and make them more profitable,” Fordice says.

A retailer asset

Used as a powerful tool to tell the story of Corteva Agriscience, Show Farm is a hands-on way for visitors to experience products and technologies in a real-life setting.

“Any solution retailers and farmers are looking for in crop protection, they can see it out there at the farm,” Fordice says. “For territory managers: It’s one thing to sit across a table from your customer and talk to them about a product; it is another thing to show them.”

Plan your trip

With Show Farm conveniently close to the Corteva Agriscience global business center in Indianapolis, it’s easy for retailers to combine trips to see both locations, Fordice said.

Open from July 10 to Aug. 24, Show Farm welcomes everyone, but calendar spots fill up quickly. Contact Pam Smith, event planner, at Smith2772f2@dow.com with questions about coordinating a visit or to get more information about the farm.

Visitors at the Corteva Agriscience Show Farm

Visitors on a guided tour and presentation

®™Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer and their affiliated companies or respective owners.  VaporGrip® is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC used under license. DuPont FeXapan herbicide Plus VaporGrip® Technology is a restricted-use pesticide. DuPont FeXapan herbicide Plus VaporGrip® Technology is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your local DuPont representative for details and availability. Always read and follow label directions. ©2018 Corteva Agriscience