Ambulance receives grant provided by DuPont Pioneer/Homan Seed

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Dick and Luke Homan of Homan Seed of Remsen presented a $2,500 grant to Remsen Ambulance members to use towards a New 12 Lead Defibrillator. Ambulance members and Homan Seed employees from left include, Kevin Ortmann, JT Sanow, Brenda Arens, Dick Homan, Kevin Rollins, Luke Homan, and Rick Nitzschke. (Photo contributed)

The Remsen Ambulance service, which services much of northwest Plymouth County, received a grant provided by DuPont Pioneer Giving Program.

Remsen Ambulance received a grant in the amount of $2,500 towards a New 12 lead Defibrillator. On hand to present the money to Remsen Ambulance were Dick and Luke Homan of Homan Seed of Remsen.

For more than 85 years, DuPont Pioneer has been working to improve the lives of farm families and rural communities. As the first company to research, develop and sell hybrid seed corn in 1926, our focus was helping farmers increase productivity of corn to support their families, invest I their farms and build stronger rural communities. Many things have changed in eight decades, but our focus is still the same: helping farmers be more productive while supporting the communities in which our employees and customers live and work.

Our Pioneer Giving program works to improve food security by advancing agriculture through science, education, and innovation. We are also committed to enhancing the quality of life for farmers and their communities globally.

Eligible community organizations include local schools, public charities and 501c3 organizations.

Pioneerís Giving Program provides up to $5,000 for a project or program which focuses on the following:

1. Food Security. While we are working toward the goal of providing nutritious food to 9 billion people by 2015, millions of people today donít know where their next meal will come from.

Food security support could include school to home backpack meal programs, food banks, rural meal delivery, congregate meal programs, meals on wheels programs, community gardens.

Program examples include:

Food Bank of the Heartland & Community Programs, Nebraska

2. Education. Science education†is the key to continuing important advancements in agriculture. Increasing productivity, preserving natural resources, developing healthier plants, oils and animals Ö it will take a new generation of researchers, agronomists, scientists and farmers to meet lofty goals. Education support could be for a local science fair, classroom science activities, after school activities like Lego League.

Program examples include:

CASE Program Helps Teachers Prepare Future Ag & Science Leaders, Iowa

Urban Agriculture Academy, Nebraska

3. Community Betterment. Vibrant communities support our customers and employees in important ways. We support programs and projects that create sustainable infrastructure for communities in which our employees and customers live and work. Projects could include grain rescue tubes or other support for local rescue teams, a key community improvement effort, or local health and human services projects.

Program examples include:

Focus on Youth Drives Community Outreach in Hawaii

Grain Bin Rescue Equipment Donations, Iowa

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Contact your local Pioneer sales representative or business team for more details on program applications.