Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a DuPont company, is a leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics to farmers worldwide. Pioneer develops, produces and markets a full line of seeds, forage and grain additives and provides services to customers in nearly 70 countries. Pioneer produces, markets and sells hybrid seed corn and sells hybrid or improved varieties of sorghum, sunflower, soybean, alfalfa, canola and wheat, as well as forage and grain additives. The company sells products through a variety of organizations, including wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures, sales representatives and independent dealers. Founded in 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa, Pioneer employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide at 45 research stations and nearly 50 production plants located in the United States. Pioneer produces and sells hybrid seed at its plant in Good Hope, Ill.