Precision Agriculture competition for students

Students across the UK are being invited to enter a competition to win a US$2,000 (~£1500) scholarship. The competition is looking for a precision agriculture idea that will have a positive impact on the environment.

The competition, run by Farms.com, is open to full-time students in the US, Canada and UK, with a winner being selected from each country. Students can be from any discipline, though agriculture students may feel they have an advantage as the ideas presented need to be practical and appealing to farmers, who will be on the judging panel.

To enter, students need to submit their idea, via a social media video (Twitter and Facebook) of no more than 2-minutes in length. The video should include the student’s first name only, use the hashtag #PAG20scholarship and describe the student’s research/thesis or new idea regarding precision agriculture and its potential positive impact on the environment. Entries should also tag the following social media accounts: Twitter: @FarmsNews, @OntAg, @Agriville and Facebook: @Farmscom.

A panel of judges, including sponsors, industry leaders, and Farms.com staff will draw up a shortlist for each country. The selected videos will be posted on Farms.com, AgCareers.com, and DeLacyExecutive.co.uk and farmers and producers will be invited to vote on the best submissions.

In addition to the scholarship, the winners will be invited to participate in a Student Panel as part of the Farm.com Precision Ag Virtual Conference in November 2020. This will give them the chance to present their idea in more detail to farmers attending the conference and trade show.

The deadline for entries is 11.59pm Eastern Time on 2nd October, (4.59am on 3rd October in the UK).

Please note that, for privacy reasons, entries should not include full names, email, or telephone numbers. Once an entry has been received, Farms.com will direct message students to obtain full contact details.

For more information go to Scholarship.

 

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