Pioneer Hi-Bred Names Ramsey Livestock Information Manager in Western U.S.

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 6, 2008 - Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, recently named Bill Ramsey livestock information manager. Ramsey will serve 15 states in the western U.S. Ramsey will focus on customers' needs in the livestock and forage industry and manage the communications flow between Pioneer sales professionals and western U.S. producers.

Ramsey has an extensive background in agribusiness management and livestock nutrition. Ramsey began his career more than two decades ago in a commercial feedlot. He later worked at Pioneer as a livestock production specialist, providing technical and sales support for the Pioneer sales force. After several years with Pioneer, he worked at Farm Credit and then later purchased and operated a business coaching franchise.

"I look forward to offering my diverse experience and expertise to livestock producers," says Ramsey. "This is an optimum opportunity to work with producers face-to-face and build long-term relationships. I enjoy helping others and being a problem solver."

Ramsey will help in the effort to implement the Pioneer Silage ZoneSM program, which provides information to growers on planting crops through feeding livestock.

"Silage Zone is an exciting program," says Ramsey. "It brings value to all areas or segments from getting a crop planted to feeding that crop to livestock. With my nutritional background, I can bring additional value to this program."

Ramsey was raised on a diversified livestock and farming operation in central Iowa. He received his bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and his master's from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

To learn more about Pioneer's comprehensive planting-to-feeding program, Silage Zone, ask a Pioneer professional or visit www.pioneer.com/web/site/portal/menuitem.07105610d5e4fcb6e5c3e5c3d10093a0/.

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, is the world's leading source of customized solutions for farmers, livestock producers and grain and oilseed processors. With headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, Pioneer provides access to advanced plant genetics in nearly 70 countries.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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Contact:Jerry Harrington

800-247-6803, ext. 6908

jerry.harrington@pioneer.com

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