Designed to help improve customers’ livelihoods and turn dreams into reality, DuPont Pioneer created its “Seed for Life” contest, in which the winner receives $1.25 million in Pioneer brand products over 25 years. This year the grand prize winner, announced at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, is Marc-AndrÃ© Pilon from Saint-Polycarpe, Que.
“Winning the grand prize is an honour and still hasn’t completely sunk in yet,” Pilon said. “Winning this prize will open many doors for both my family and my operation, and I thank DuPont Pioneer for enabling us to pursue our dreams.”
Five other prize winners will each receive Pioneer brand products with a maximum value of $10,000 for the 2017 planting season. Winners include: Denis Moreau of St- Flavien, Que.; Royalair Farms Ltd of Dublin, Ont.; Geoff Buckrell of Burgessville, Ont.; Harcan Farms Inc. of Petrolia, Ont.; and Shar View Farms of Sharon, Ont.
Collin Phillip, who serves as DuPont Pioneer business director for Eastern Canada, says that the Seed for Life contest provides winners with the opportunity to reallocate funds they would normally use to purchase their seed for other dreams, such as college tuition for their children, a family vacation, or new farm equipment.