December 12, 2012

Nebraska schools can apply for iPad, boost ag education

The Nebraska Corn Board announced it has received a $5,000 grant from DuPont Pioneer to use towards iPad technology for agricultural literacy. The Nebraska Corn Board also said it will match the grant with an additional $5,000.

“For the past year, I have been an agriculture consultant from my farm in Davenport, Neb., with a classroom in an urban school in Texas using wireless technology,” said Mark Jagels, a farmer-director of the Nebraska Corn Board. “We need more agriculture in the classroom and using technology, such as the iPad, is the easiest way to do this. Partnering with DuPont Pioneer to put more iPads into the school systems makes sense and we are able to reach many more school children.”

(For more on Jagles work with the classroom in Texas, click here.)

Nebraska schools can apply to receive an iPad for their school or classroom through the Nebraska Corn Board. The application process begins on January 1 and ends on February 28. For an application, click here.

“At DuPont Pioneer, we are dedicated to developing seed that will help provide the food, fuel and fiber demands of a rapidly growing global population. What we also recognize is how important agricultural education is to inspire the next generation of ag leaders who will provide the solutions needed locally and across the globe,” said Steve Reno – DuPont Pioneer western business unit director.

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