2015 Environmental Respect Awards, North American State/Provincial Winners, Announced by Meister Media Worldwide and DuPont Crop Protection

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Twenty-one top farm supply retail businesses have been selected as Environmental Respect Award state/provincial winners in North America.

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DuPont is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2015 Environmental Respect Awards and applauds their accomplishment in environmental stewardship.

Twenty-one top farm supply retail businesses have been selected as Environmental Respect Award state/provincial winners in North America. The winners are:

Home Oil Company - Manila, Arkansas
The Andersons, Inc. - Immokalee, Florida
Ag Partners, L.L.C. - Albert City, Iowa
Simplot Grower Solutions - Moreland, Idaho
United Prairie, LLC - Tolono, Illinois
Crop Production Services - Rochester, Indiana
Mid Kansas Coop - Inman, Kansas
Speed Ag Service, LLC - Hickman, Kentucky
Crop Production Services - Winnsboro, Louisiana
Crop Production Services - Tunica, Mississippi
Crop Production Services - Vanceboro, North Carolina
Crop Production Services - Beatrice, Nebraska
Crop Production Services - Artesia, New Mexico
Crop Production Services - Fancher, New York
Helena Chemical Company - Blackwell, Oklahoma
Crop Production Services, Timberland Division - Salem, Oregon
Crop Production Services - Kingstree, South Carolina
Crop Production Services - Ethelton, Saskatchewan
Crop Production Services - Lemberg, Saskatchewan    
Crop Production Services - Hillsboro, Tennessee
Helena Chemical Company - Wharton, Texas        

The Environmental Respect Awards, sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection and CropLife® magazine, are the agricultural industry’s highest recognition for environmental stewardship. The Awards are given to agricultural retailers, those who serve farmers and ranchers with the nutrients, crop protection and agronomic information and services critical to effective crop production.

2015 marks the program’s 25th year honoring stewardship, safety and community outreach efforts of the world’s leading agricultural retailers and distributors.

“DuPont is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2015 Environmental Respect Awards and applauds their accomplishment in environmental stewardship,” said Rik Miller, president, DuPont Crop Protection. “These leaders are helping to advance environmental safety as well as the safe use of agricultural products, and we hope they will inspire others who share our passion and commitment to elevate environmental stewardship around the world.”

“It’s through the conscientious efforts of these ag businesses and the crop producers they serve that this nation is assured of a safe and bountiful food supply,” said Paul Schrimpf, executive editor of CropLife magazine. “We’re delighted to be able to provide them recognition for their environmentalism.”

These businesses were selected by a panel of industry experts and won the award based on excellence in site design, in-plant storage and handling procedures, proper application and leadership in safety and stewardship among customers and employees.

Members of the 2015 selection committee included Kelli Bray, CropLife America, Washington, D.C.; Robert Magee, DuPont Crop Protection, Houston; Eric Davis, CropLife magazine, Willoughby, Ohio; Don Renchie, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; Joseph Szafran, DuPont Crop Protection, Wilmington, Del.; John Oster, Morral Companies, Morral Ohio; Don Clagg, DuPont Crop Protection, Wilmington, Del.; John Hester, Context Network, Des Moines; and Daniel Weber, Ceres Solutions, Terre Haute, Ind. Paul Schrimpf, CropLife magazine, Willoughby, Ohio, chaired the committee and moderated the selection process.

Each state/provincial winner will receive the distinctive Environmental Respect Award personalized crystal sculpture. Winners also receive a press campaign and a public relations kit.

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For 25 years, the Environmental Respect Award has been the premier award in agricultural stewardship among agricultural retailers and distributors around the world. Since its inception in 1990, more than 6,000 businesses in the U.S. and Canada have shared their stories of environmental stewardship, sustainability, product safety standards, and customer and community outreach. More than 600 have earned state/provincial awards. Over the last 10 years, the international extension of the Environmental Respect Awards has seen involvement from more than 550 businesses in 30 countries. ERA 2015 marks the inauguration of a fully integrated and global selection and recognition process. The program is sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection and is managed and conducted by CropLife magazine and Farm Chemicals International magazine, Meister Media Worldwide publications.

Find more information on the Environmental Respect Awards at http://www.EnvironmentalRespect.com

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