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ERA Booth at ARA
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ERA At ARA

The Environmental Respect Awards received valuable exposure at the most recent Agricultural Retailers Association Annual Conference and Expo. Held in Palm Desert, California in December. The ERA team manned a booth with promotional material, video of the 2015 Awards Ceremony, and laptops to encourage attendees to register for the Awards program on site. The ERA…

Gar Tootelian Celebration
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Central Valley Ag Retailer Named Best In North America

Gar Tootelian, Inc. (GAR) has received the top title in the world. GAR has been named the champion of North America in Ag business for its environmentally safe facility and community outreach efforts. The coveted award as North America’s top Ambassador of Environmental Stewardship was presented at the company’s 29th Annual Grower Appreciation luncheon on November…

2015 Environmental Respect Award Group
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Photos: 2015 Environmental Respect Awards

Ag retailers from all corners of the world who were recognized as outstanding environmental stewards gathered for the 25th anniversary of the Environmental Respect Awards (ERA) in Wilmington, DE, July 27-31. The week-long celebration of agricultural stewardship and sustainability included tours of Philadelphia and DuPont’s Stine-Haskell Research Center and Chesapeake Farms. To view photos of the event, visit our ERA Flickr…

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The Retail Leadership Roundtable

The inaugural Retail Leadership Roundtable, held as part of the 25th Anniversary of DuPont’s Environmental Respect Awards, focused on the challenges facing the agriculture industry and began asking the question how all segments of the industry can work together to provide a unified message with a single voice. The panel included, Amy Asmus, Asmus Farm…

Ambassadors
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Environmental Respect Awards Program Celebrates With Four Ambassadors From Around The Globe

Although the Environmental Respect Awards programs, sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection with assistance from CropLife and FCI magazines has previously named 14 winners for its 2015 competition, attendees gathered for the week-long event at the end of July in Wilmington, DE, finally found out which companies were awarded Ambassadors Of Respect honors. This week, there…

PECO Green Roof
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Going Green In The Middle Of The City

On the third day of the 2015 Environmental Respect Awards event, sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection, winners were treated to a day-long tour of Philadelphia, one of the birthplaces of the early United States of America. Among the sites visited were the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Constitution Hall and the Liberty Bell. However, in addition…

Rocky Statue
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Philadelphia In A Day

“Rocky,” the iconic 1976 movie starring Sylvester Stallone as an underdog boxer who gets his shot at a title bout, has a message that resonates with audiences around the world. Rocky, famously runs up the steps leading to the Philadelphia Art Museum, a scene so iconic the city put up a larger-than-life statue depicting the…

ERA Chesapeake Farms
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A Visit To Chesapeake Farms

It was still before noon when the winners of the 25th Environmental Respect Awards filed off a comfortable, air-conditioned bus into the sweltering heat. The sun beat down on the 3,300 acres of Chesapeake Farms owned by DuPont. The farm serves as a site to test and evaluate the new products in DuPont’s pipeline or…

DuPont Stine-Haskell Research
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DuPont’s Stine-Haskell Research Center Is Discovering Agriculture’s Future

By their nature, Environmental Respect Award winners have pledged themselves to building a better world in the future, for both the communities they do business in and the grower-customers they serve. Catering to this ideal, one of the stops on the 2015 Environmental Respect Awards tour was to visit the Stine-Haskell Research Center, a major…