BELZONI, MS — On June 3, Jeremy Jack, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Silent Shade Planting Company, attended the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opening bell ringing ceremony for Corteva Agriscience. This signaled the successful separation of Corteva Agriscience from DowDuPont and the inaugural trading of Corteva Agriscience stock on the NYSE under the symbol CTVA.
Silent Shade Planting Company, a family-owned and -operated business located in Belzoni, Mississippi, was one of several Corteva customer representatives from around the world to join the official launch ceremony for Corteva. The launch included the opening bell-ringing ceremony at the NYSE floor and a press conference featuring Jim Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Corteva Agriscience. The day marked the launch of a new kind of agriculture company, one that is well positioned to provide farmers the complete solution they need for sustainable, long-term growth and improved profitability.
Corteva is proud to provide solutions to Silent Shade through seed and crop protection products, as well as through Granular software tools. Silent Shade is a big proponent of using software to run an efficient and sustainable farm. Silent Shade leverages Granular software extensively to increase yields, increase efficiency, improve employee communications and ultimately increasing profitability on their 12,000 acres of cotton, corn, soybeans, rice, peanuts and wheat.
“Silent Shade was one of the pilot users of our Granular software in 2014,” said Judd O’Connor, President, North America, Corteva Agriscience. “They worked tirelessly with our team to provide feedback and to help shape the product into what it is today.”
“We are pleased that Jack and Silent Shade joined as part of this ceremony, not just because they are a valued customer, but because their commitment to forward-thinking agricultural practices and sustainable farming is remarkable,” said Nate Miller, Southern Commercial Unit Leader in the U.S. for Corteva Agriscience. “Silent Shade’s investment into its local community, excellent stewardship practices and innovative farming techniques are excellent examples of being a leader in agriculture. It was a natural fit to have Jack with us as we celebrated the launch of our new company.”
About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience provides farmers around the world with the most complete input portfolio in the industry to enable them to maximize yield and profitability — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Granular®, Brevant™ seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through its robust pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. The company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.
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