Precision Ag Bytes 6/19

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  • InfoAg 2019 is offering a full day pre-conference tour this year of America’s Central Port in St. Louis with an afternoon of field demonstrations on Monday July 22 prior to the conference July 23-25 at Union Station.
  • In conjunction with its year long 125th Anniversary celebration, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is issuing five $10,000 grants to non-profit organizations who partner with AEM member companies and/or their distribution networks to cultivate the next generation of the equipment industry’s workforce.
  • After a record number of entries, Syngenta is proud to announce the three finalists in its annual #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. The voting period for the contest, now open on the #RootedinAg Contest page, also gives anyone who casts a vote the chance to win a $50 American Express® gift card through a special drawing.
  • Smart Ag, a technology company that develops autonomous farming solutions for row crop agriculture, announced the opening of its headquarters this spring in Ames, Iowa. The 12,000-square-foot facility devotes half of its floorplan to office space for a growing number of employees, currently 25. The other half has been designed to meet Smart Ag’s unique research and development and manufacturing needs.
  • SOIL HEALTH: A Global Imperative, the 4th annual meeting of the Soil Health Institute, will be held July 16 – 18 in Sacramento. Registration is $300 for attendees with a special price of $100 for farmers and students.
  • In celebration of National Pollinator Week (June 17‒23), Syngenta is bringing awareness to a variety of individuals and organizations that champion pesticide product stewardship and help pollinators thrive. All this week, Syngenta is sharing videos on the SyngentaUS Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels highlighting people who are practicing pesticide product stewardship and the protection of pollinators.
  • Mahindra & Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES) announced an investment in Switzerland based agri technology firm Gamaya SA.