Pioneer Funds Ag Literacy Website

Cindy Zimmerman

afbfDuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred is helping to fight ag illiteracy with a $500,000 donation to the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s My American Farm virtual education program.

pioneer“The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has identified a great opportunity for teaching the public about modern agriculture. Through science and productivity, farmers are feeding the world and bettering the lives of people every day,” said Frank Ross, vice president and regional director for Pioneer, North America. “We are pleased to partner on this initiative and support the cause of increased agricultural literacy.”

The My American Farm virtual education program is anticipated to engage millions of youth, teachers and parents over the next five years through unique educational experiences. The website, www.myamericanfarm.org, is a destination for children to be entertained by playing games while learning math, social studies, language arts and science in the context of agriculture and food production. There are a number of grade school level games on the site that incorporate facts about dairy, corn, soybeans and other agricultural commodities.

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