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Corteva Agriscience supports GCSAA

Corteva Agriscience attains GCSAA Silver Partner status

Producer of turf and ornamental solutions joins GCSAA Partner Recognition Program

Lawrence, Kan. (Aug. 27, 2019) – Corteva Agriscience has pledged its support of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and its members through participation in the association's Partner Recognition Program. Corteva will invest resources at the program's Silver Partner level.

"Without the support of partners like Corteva, critical education to help golf course superintendents succeed in their roles and programs to demonstrate the vital role they play in the enjoyment of golf would not be possible," said GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans. "GCSAA is thankful for Corteva’s partnership and continued support of the golf industry.”

Corteva has also donated $30,000 to GCSAA’s philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf, for its First Green program. First Green provides hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education at golf courses. They are recognized in the EIFG’s cumulative giving program at the Presidential Club level for organizations who have given between $100,000 and $249,999 since 1987. This contribution also renews their membership in the EIFG’s Platinum Tee Club, which recognizes donors who contribute $5,000 or more in a single year.

“We are excited to be a Silver Partner for GCSAA,” said Karan Bansal, category leader for Corteva Agriscience Turf & Ornamental division. “Corteva is committed to offering golf course superintendents products and resources to keep courses in pristine playing condition season after season. We look forward to continuing this support through new opportunities with this partnership.”

GCSAA’s Partner Recognition Program provides year-round exposure based on a prescribed level of investment. GCSAA industry partners can choose among Platinum, Gold or Silver levels as a means to achieve marketing objectives. Each level provides partners unique communications and recognition options to position themselves in the marketplace. Vehicles in the program include the Golf Industry Show, GCSAA Education Conference, Golf Course Management magazine, media communications, social media and GCSAA.org. Additional opportunities for exposure within GCSAA membership, committees, chapters, career services and others exist as well.

The program offers industry partners strategic, diverse and ongoing communication with members. The association’s primary communications vehicles are the most read in the industry and are considered the cornerstone of marketing activities by the industry. Additional program features desired by companies in their marketing mix are maximizing year-round visibility, securing proprietary options and engaging in philanthropy in a strategic manner by supporting The Environmental Institute for Golf.

About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that offers farmers around the world the most complete portfolio in the industry — including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions. A recognized leader in the turf and ornamental market — and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline — the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the industry to deliver maximum control of weeds, insects and diseases. Corteva Turf & Ornamental division provides flexible and fast-acting solutions designed to meet the complex needs of golf course superintendents. To learn more, visit corteva.us/turf, or find us on Twitter.

About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to more than 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org, or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at GCMonline.com.

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at www.eifg.org, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact:
Angela Hartmann
Director, Marketing and Communications
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 3647 or 785-393-1361 (cell)
ahartmann@gcsaa.org

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