National Press Club

CEO of DowDuPont spinoff Corteva to address trade, regulatory issues facing farmers at Headliners Luncheon, Sept. 25

September 10, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Jim Collins Jr., CEO of Corteva Agriscience, will speak at the National Press Club on Sept. 25.

Jim Collins Jr., CEO of Corteva Agriscience, will speak at the National Press Club on Sept. 25.

Jim Collins, chief executive of the DowDuPont spinoff Corteva Agriscience, will address the challenges facing farmers and the impact on food security at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Collins previously ran the agricultural division at DowDuPont. DowDuPont spun off its agricultural chemical and seed division on June 3 to create the publicly traded Corteva. He joined DuPont in 1984 and has worked in the agricultural segment for 35 years.

Collins will outline the specific actions the company is taking to create a sustainable food system that the company hopes will benefit farmers, consumers and the environment. Additionally, Collins will announce the details of an upcoming global initiative Corteva will lead to foster a “climate-positive” global agriculture industry.

Lunch will be served in the Holeman Lounge at 12:30 p.m. Remarks begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. The event ends at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other nonmember tickets. For all ticketing-related questions, please email Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

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To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put CORTEVA in the subject line and email to The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

Club members who have a paid reservation to the luncheon and wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must send their RSVP via email to at least 48 hours before the date of the luncheon. Space may be limited.