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Five finalists chosen in Syngenta’s 2018 #RootedinAg Contest


It’s down to the final five in Syngenta’s #RootedinAg contest. The 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
  • Katherine 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 #RootedinAg grand prizewinner. Voting ends Sept. 15, 2018, with Syngenta announcing the winner in October.

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