30 March 2021, AU: On Sunday, 14 March 2021, Corteva Agriscience proudly sponsored the Active Farmers – ‘Run for Resilience’ 10km course at Lake Centenary, Temora.
Challenging, fun and family-friendly, the ‘Run for Resilience’ is designed to foster healthy, happy, and resilient rural communities.
Around 230 farmers and locals joined in the Temora event by walking and running the 5km,10km, and half marathon distances.
A team of four from Corteva’s Sydney headquarters also travelled to the Riverina town to take part.
Lynette Satherley, Barb Checchi, and Vanessa Deschamps completed the 10km course, and Marjorie Autissier helped in a volunteer capacity.Run4Resilience 2021 Marjorie Autissier, Lynette Satherley, Barb Checchi and Vanessa Deschamps at the Active Farmers Run4Resilience
The Temora event followed the successful inaugural Active Farmers’ Run for Resilience’ in Mangoplah in October 2020.
Corteva was also a sponsor at Mangoplah, and 10 Corteva staff and family members completed the course – albeit ‘virtually’ due to COVID-19 limitations.
Corteva’s Marketing Communications Manager, Karen Deane, said Corteva is a longstanding supporter of Active Farmers, as the organisations have shared objectives.
“We’ve been working with Active Farmers since 2017 because we’re both committed to helping build stronger and more resilient agricultural communities,” Karen said.
“Active Farmers started as a response to the concerning levels of depression in regional Australia.
“There’s such a strong connection between being well connected to the community, being physically fit and being mentally strong.
“But farmers often have limited access to fitness expertise and equipment, so Active Farmers brings fitness opportunities to those farming communities in a fun and healthy way.
“Corteva sponsoring events like the Temora ‘Run for Reliance’ is one way to help farmers and promote great physical health and mental wellbeing.
“We also look beyond just the financial and encourage our employees to attend, take part and volunteer at the events.
“Our staff are really keen to be involved and have become true champions of Active Farmers.
“They enjoy working towards the events and appreciate getting to know the farmers, communities and organisations that are making a difference.
“Importantly, supporting initiatives like Active Farmers also aligns with Corteva’s 2030 sustainability goals to increase agricultural resiliency by benefitting farmers, the land, and farming communities.’ Karen said.