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Syngenta 2018 #RootedinAg contest finalists announced

  • Finalists chosen based on quality of essays and visuals describing the
    person who inspired them to become #RootedinAg
  • Five finalists will receive mini touch-screen tablets
  • Online voting will help determine the grand prizewinner, who will
    receive $500 plus donation to deserving local charity of choice

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.

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Tori Streitmatter, 2017's #RootedinAg contest winner, enjoys spending time on her family's farm in S ...

Tori Streitmatter, 2017's #RootedinAg contest winner, enjoys spending time on her family's farm in Sparland, Illinois. Photography by Seth Lowe.

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

"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.

For more information and to vote for your favorite finalist, go to the
#RootedinAg contest page at
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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
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