Agrium gift bolsters sweet potato campaign

Agrium, a global leader in agricultural products and services, recently gave $10,000 to support the NC SweetPotato Campaign for Excellence. The campaign is a partnership between the NC SweetPotato Commission and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State to raise $1.3 million for investment in the Henry M. Covington Endowment for Excellence in SweetPotato Research and Extension.

The Covington Endowment provides perpetual funding for NC State research and extension support to the sweet potato industry through competitive grants directed by the board of the NC SweetPotato Commission.

“The sweet potato industry is important to our company and to North Carolina,” said Garry Meyer, Agrium sales representative. “We are happy to have a chance to give back in their support.”

Read more about Agrium and the company’s “Growing Together” sustainability initiative at: http://www.agrium.com/en/sustainability/overview.

 – S. Stanard

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