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2018 Environmental Respect Award North American Regional Winners Announced

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2018 Environmental Respect Award North American Regional Winners Announced

Winners were selected for the prestigious 2018 Environmental Respect Awards (ERA) this month and represent leadership in the crop protection and seed stewardship community.

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WILLOUGHBY, Ohio, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Winners were selected for the prestigious 2018 Environmental Respect Awards (ERA) this month and represent leadership in the crop protection and seed stewardship community.

Since 1990, ERA has honored crop protection retailers and distributors for their demonstrated environmental stewardship.

Beginning in 2018, ERA also honors seed agents and distributors for their excellence in customer and community engagement in support of seed/trait selection, utilization, and stewardship.

ERA promotes winners as role models, raises awareness of customers' stewardship and leadership efforts, and demonstrates the commitment of Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont to stewardship and sustainability.

The following recipients have displayed exceptional initiative and are outstanding examples of companies working to improve and promote the positive environmental footprint of agriculture:

Regional Winner: Nutrien Ag Solutions: Lumsden, Saskatchewan
Regional Winner: Helena Agri-Enterprises: Dillsboro, Indiana
Regional Winner: Nutrien Ag Solutions: Morganfield, Kentucky
Regional Winner: Nutrien Ag Solutions: Salem, Oregon
North American Seed: TriAg Sales: Hurley, South Dakota

Province Winner: Nutrien Ag Solutions: Panoka, Alberta
Province Winner: Nutrien Ag Solutions: Delta, British Columbia
Province Winner: Nutrien Ag Solutions: Moose Jaw, Saskatshewan
State Winner Asmus Farm Supply: Rake, Iowa
State Winner CHS, Inc: Pocahontas, Illinois
State Winner: Helena Agri-Enterprises: Clarkton, Missouri
State Winner: Helena Agri-Enterprises: Dyersburg, Tennessee
State Winner: Helena Agri-Enterprises: Leachville, Arkansas
State Winner: Nutrien Ag Solutions: Linwood, Michigan
State Winner: Nutrien Ag Solutions: Grenada, Mississippi
State Winner: Haven Agri Service: Kennedyville, Maryland
State Winner: Nutrien Ag Solutions: Hendersonville, North Carolina
State Winner: Simplot Grower Solutions: Madera, California
State Winner: Helena Agri-Enterprises: Robstown, Texas

Judging is conducted by panels comprised of a majority of non-Corteva Agriscience™ employees.
Members of the 2018 selection committee included Eric Sfiligoj, Meister Media Worldwide; Brad Toedebush, MFA Agri-Services; Amy Smith, Corteva Agriscience™; John Oster, Morral Companies, LLC; Ed Treacy, Produce Marketing Association; Joe Monfort, Corteva Agriscience™; Melisa Augusto, Agricultural Retailers Association; Ray Forney, Corteva Agriscience™; and Dan Jacob, Meister Media Worldwide. Paul Schrimpf, CropLife® magazine, chaired the committee and moderated the selection process.

2018 marks the ERA program's 28th year honoring stewardship, safety and community outreach efforts of the world's leading agricultural retailers and distributors. These awards, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™ and presented by CropLife magazine and AgriBusiness GlobalTM magazine, are the agricultural industry's highest recognition for environmental stewardship. Recipients represent agricultural retailers, those who serve farmers and ranchers with the nutrients, crop protection and agronomic information and services critical to effective crop production.

"Corteva Agriscience™ is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2018 Environmental Respect Awards and applauds their accomplishment in environmental stewardship," said Krysta Hardin, External Affairs & Chief Sustainability Officer for Corteva Agriscience™ , Agricultural Division of DowDuPont. "These leaders are helping to advance environmental safety as well as the safe use of agricultural products, and we hope they will inspire others who share our passion and commitment to elevate environmental stewardship around the world."

Tim Glenn, Seed Platform Vice President for Corteva Agriscience™ added, "We are excited to expand the program to include our Seed Agents and Agencies as critical members of their communities striving to champion customer success while raising environmental stewardship as a top priority both locally and globally."

"Agricultural input stewardship and security is an essential role for the ag businesses that serve farmers," says Paul Schrimpf, Group Editor of CropLife magazine. "Leading organizations strive to establish best storage and handling practices, with an eye toward continuous improvement, to help ensure the safety of their communities, families, and land. We're delighted to be able to recognize the highest level of excellence in security, stewardship, and environmentalism through our support of this program."

About the Environmental Respect Award

For 28 years, the Environmental Respect Award has been the premier award in agricultural stewardship among agricultural retailers and distributors around the world. In 2018 ERA expanded once again to now include Seed Distributors around the world. Since its inception in 1990, more than 7,000 businesses in the U.S. and Canada have shared their stories of environmental stewardship, sustainability, product safety standards, and customer and community outreach. More than 650 have earned state/provincial awards. Over the last 12 years, the international extension of the Environmental Respect Awards has seen involvement from more than 600 businesses in 35 countries. ERA 2018 marks the fourth year of a fully integrated and global selection and recognition process. The program is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™; and is managed and conducted by CropLife magazine and AgriBusiness Global magazine, Meister Media Worldwide publications. ind more information on the Environmental Respect Awards at EnvironmentalRespect.com.

About Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP), is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience™ provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched Brevant™ Seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at http://www.corteva.com.
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