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Voting open to determine winner of US Precision Agriculture Scholarship

Voting open to determine winner of US Precision Agriculture Scholarship

Your vote could help a student earn a $2,000 scholarship!

Let the voting begin! The Precision Agriculture Scholarship judges have narrowed the top three entries in the United States.

Now its up to you – farmers, producers, and members of the agriculture community across the country -- to vote on the entry that you believe is practical and worthwhile through by using our online voting system—online votes will determine the winning $2,000 scholarship entry.

The 2022 scholarship applicants were instructed to focus on environmental, social, and governance considerations. This year, with increases in input costs, those who practise precision agriculture techniques will also understand the potential financial benefits of some of the scholarship entries.

Voting will end on September 30, 2022, and the winner of the US $2,000 scholarship will be announced in early October.

The top three Farms.com Precision Agriculture Scholarship entries are:

HUDSON, OWEN— University of Florida

Scholarship Topic: Predictive genomics and high throughput plant phenotyping for the breeding of maize lines with a resistance to fusarium ear rot.

Watch Owen Hudson's Scholarship Entry

PERRON, NOE— University of Florida

Scholarship Topic: Genetic engineering to transfer genes from plants like cacti and pineapples (which don’t require much water to survive) to crops susceptible to failure from drought (corn).

Watch Noe Perron's Scholarship Entry

MARTINEZ, ENRIQUE PENA — North Carolina State University

Scholarship Topic: Incorporating high throughput imaging and tracking system prior to dumping and sorting sweet potatoes to facilitate tracing and help establish how shape and size correlate to their growing environment in the farm field.

Watch Enrique Pena Martinez's Scholarship Entry

The U.S. 2022 Farms.com Precision Agriculture Scholarship winner will present their winning entry in detail during a webinar at the beginning of November.

Click here to vote now!


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