Farmers across the United States work hard to grow healthy crops, families and communities. Corteva Agriscience wants to recognize these farmers and give them the power to do more in their hometowns. Ten farmer finalists are now competing in the Power to Do More contest. The grand prize is a $10,000 donation from the corn herbicides of Corteva to the winner’s chosen local nonprofit organization.
Hundreds of farmers submitted entries in the contest. The 10 finalists showed creativity and commitment to growing a stronger community in their photo and story about the power on their farm. The finalist with the most votes on PowerToDoMore.com will win. Voting is open to all and closes July 8. In addition to the grand prize, two farmers will win second-place prizes of $5,000 each for their selected nonprofit organizations.
“The hundreds of submissions we received in this year’s contest proved that farmers are some of the most creative, caring, and hardworking community leaders,” said Lyndsie Kaehler, U.S. Corn Herbicides Product Manager, Corteva Agriscience. “We are so proud to tell the stories of farmers who have extraordinary passion for their communities.”
The 10 finalists, representing a range of farming operations across eight states, and their selected nonprofits are:
- Kara Boughton of Marshall, Michigan, is supporting East Jackson Elementary School.
- Misty DeDonder of Admire, Kansas, is supporting the North Lyon County FFA – High School Greenhouse Project.
- Lynn Heins of Rockwood, Illinois, is supporting Annie’s Project – Education for Farm Women.
- Dave LaCrosse of Kewaunee, Wisconsin, is supporting Peninsula Pride Farms.
- Rhonda Leonard of Logan, Iowa, is supporting the Kellen Morrison Memorial Scholarship Fund.
- Scott Slepikas of Huron, South Dakota, is supporting the Center for Independence of Huron.
- Darrel Springer of Oak, Nebraska, is supporting the Sandy Creek High School FFA.
- Chris Staudt of Kanawha, Iowa, is supporting the Kanawha Fire Department.
- Marsha Strom of Dahinda, Illinois, is supporting the Williamsfield FFA Alumni & Friends.
- Susan Zody of Kokomo, Indiana, is supporting Narrow Gate Horse Ranch.
The Power to Do More contest is in its third year of helping farming communities across the country. Corteva is proud to support farmers through this contest and with a lineup of corn herbicides dedicated to delivering the power to do more every season. With Resicore , SureStart II, DuPont Realm Q, DuPont Cinch ATZ and Keystone NXT herbicides, farmers can effectively control and spend less time worrying about unwanted, yield-robbing weeds.
To vote for your favorite 2019 finalist, head to PowerToDoMore.com now. You can vote daily through July 8. Make sure to get your friends and family to vote too!