2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge Finalists Selected

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Five teams have been selected as finalists in the 2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics. The challenge asked participants to develop a model to predict what soybean varieties are most likely to be selected by farmers in a specific region. Finalists were selected by the Analytics Society of INFORMS, a leading association for professionals in operations research and analytics. “After …

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Land O’ Lakes Inc. Issues Drone Challenge

Kelly Marshall

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has issued the Drone Challenge, to urge developers to create solutions for precision agriculture. A $140,000 grand prize will be awarded, along with two $5,000 runner-up awards. “We’re offering the Land O’Lakes Prize to accelerate the development of drones for the ag industry. We believe with a few more years of work and the direction we’re providing, …

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Syngenta AI Challenge to Address World Hunger

Kelly Marshall

The Syngenta AI Challange competition has been launched to find solutions to world hunger by developing a model that can be used to analyze large amounts of seed data, leading to improvements in production without sacrificing resources. The project is sponsored by Syngenta and the AI for Good Foundation, who are now accepting submissions for the chance to win $7,500. “This new …

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First Wheat Yield Contest Winners in 20 Years

Cindy Zimmerman

The winners of the first National Wheat Yield Contest in 20 years used new techniques, advanced seed varieties, and innovative production practices to produce an average of 135 bushels per acre. The National Wheat Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2016 National Wheat Yield Contest, sponsored by Monsanto, BASF, John Deere, and Winfield, which drew nearly 170 entrants. The …

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NCGA Announces 2016 Yield Contest Winners

Kelly Marshall

This year’s entires into the National Corn Growers Association 2016 National Corn yield Contest showed some of the highest results ever, with a record five entries surpassing the 400 bushel per acre mark.  Six production categories mean there is no overall winner, but the top three entries in each of the six categories averaged more than 375 bushels per acre.  When …

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Two Weeks To NCYC Harvest Deadline

Kelly Marshall

The National Corn Growers Association reminds growers that the deadline for the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest is just a few weeks away.  Online entries must be completed within seven business days of their final yield check, or by November 21, whichever comes first. The online form can be accessed by farmers and seed representatives with the same login process …

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Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest Seeking Entries🌽

Lizzy Schultz

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is once again inviting amateur and professional photographers to help tell the story of farming American field corn through the third annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. The contest allows the nation’s corn growers to submit high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest. Those who have already submitted entires can also enter additional photos, …

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Meet the USFRA Finalists

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Allicance has announced the eight finalists in their Faces of Farming and Ranching Contest.  These passionate farmers and ranchers are eager to connect with consumers and become the face of the many men and women who grow and raise everything from row crops and veggies to beef and pork. The finalists are: Lauren Arbogast, Va. …

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