CASE IH TO SPONSOR CORN EXHIBIT AT INDIANA MUSEUM
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RACINE, Wis. (October 26, 2007) – While a record corn crop is being harvested this fall across the U.S., Case IH announces plans to partner with the Indiana State Museum in an educational exhibit entitled "Corn: Powering the World."
The exhibit will showcase all things corn – demonstrating how this versatile crop feeds and fuels the world's population. Opening at the Indianapolis museum in August 2009, the exhibit will continue through January 2010 before traveling to other venues nationwide.
Visitors will be able to view archeological artifacts, discover how popcorn pops and calculate how much corn it takes to power an Indy race car. A modern lab built into the exhibit will allow visitors to experience genetic engineering first-hand. "Corn: Powering the World" will shape public opinion about critical issues and help visitors understand how corn is rapidly becoming the most important plant-breeding achievement of all time.
Case IH is one of four national sponsors of Corn: Powering the World. The exhibit is presented by Dow AgroSciences through the Dow Chemical Company Foundation and Ford Motor Company, with contributing national support from Case IH and National Starch Food Innovation.
The announcement comes at a time when corn literally is a hot commodity. Farmers across the U.S. planted a record 93 million acres of corn in 2007 – responding to demand from ethanol production plants that boosted prices paid to corn growers. As demand continues to grow, farmers will be under increasing pressure to achieve higher yields.
Case IH helps these corn growers become more productive with high-performance tractors, planters, combines and other equipment, says Jim Walker, vice president of Case IH, North America. "That's why we are especially pleased to partner with the Indiana State Museum on this important exhibit, helping educate the public about how the world depends on corn," Walker says.
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