Posted: September 3, 2020

There are many reasons that farmers may want to adopt precision agriculture, such as reducing costs, reducing waste, increasing profits, and reducing farming’s impact on the environment. For today's students, the motivation may lean more towards the last reason: environmental benefits of protecting the planet.

Farms.com, AgCareers.com & De Lacy Executive are pleased to announce a contest for a chance to win one of three US $2,000 scholarships for students who have a precision agriculture idea that will have a positive impact on the environment.

In addition to the US $2,000 scholarship prize, the winners, as determined by online voting, will be invited to participate in a Student Panel as part of Farm.com Precision Ag Virtual Conference in November 2020, where they will have the opportunity to present their thesis idea in more detail to farmers attending the Farms.com Virtual Precision Agriculture Conference and Trade Show.

Students are invited to submit their idea, via a social media video (Twitter and Facebook). The video should describe the student's research/thesis or new idea regarding precision agriculture and its potential positive impact on the environment.

Students can be studying in any field, not just agriculture, including robotics, AI, engineering, environmental science, etc. However, the ideas will need to be practical and appealing to farmers, as farmers will be voting on the concepts they believe are the most worthy and practical for farmers in North America and the United Kingdom.

The contest is open to students in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and a scholarship will be awarded in each country. Deadline for submissions via social media is 11:59 pm, Friday, September 25, 2020 (Eastern Time, North America). To be eligible to win, students must be enrolled full-time in a college or university program either as a undergraduate or as a graduate student.

For more details on eligibility, and the submission process visit Farms.com Precision Agriculture Scholarship Contest