GREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Syngenta is proud to announce the five finalists in its #RootedinAg contest. These finalists, who will each receive a mini touch-screen tablet, will now compete for the grand prize – $500, plus a $1,000 donation to the winner’s favorite local charity or civic organization.
The competition, which began in April, invited growers and other ag professionals to describe the person who helped inspire their agricultural roots. Syngenta will feature the winning story in an upcoming issue of its Thrive magazine.
“Every year we’re so happy to read and share fantastic stories of people who have helped others establish enduring agricultural roots,” said Wendell Calhoun, Syngenta communications manager. “This year was no different. Our #RootedinAg contest gives us a chance to honor those people, and we are thankful for everyone who shared their inspiring stories with us.”
The 2018 finalists are:
- Carie Moore from Rocklake, North Dakota
- Steve Frizzell from Star City, Arkansas
- Richard VanVranken from Mays Landing, New Jersey
- Madison Moore from Prosser, Washington
- Katharine Girone from East Peoria, Illinois
Syngenta has posted all five winning entries to the Thrive website. Online voting, along with the judges’ scores, will determine the grand prizewinner. Voting ends Sept. 15, 2018, with Syngenta announcing the winner in October.
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world-class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.
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