Syngenta - Investing in the Future of Ag

Our commitment to the future of agriculture is evident in our innovative technologies and solutions that enable farmers to grow more from less. Additionally, we are committed to cultivating tomorrow’s ag leaders, as integral contributors to long-term sustainability efforts. Are you a college student who is passionate about progressing sustainable agriculture and addressing the global food security challenge through plant science?

If so, we invite you to compete for a portion of $20,000 in available awards to help grow your future.

What do you need to do?

Complete the online application form by May 15, 2015. Within the application, you will be required to submit a 750- to 1,000-word essay in response to the following topic:

In 2013, Syngenta launched The Good Growth Plan, a framework outlining six bold commitments in support of enhanced productivity in agriculture. These commitments, which Syngenta intends to achieve by 2020, aim to improve resource efficiency, rejuvenate ecosystems and revitalize rural communities.

The six commitments of The Good Growth Plan are:
  • Make crops more efficient
  • Rescue more farmland
  • Help biodiversity flourish
  • Empower smallholders
  • Help people stay safe
  • Look after every worker
Improving environmental sustainability plays a critical role in realizing these commitments. If you were a member of The Good Growth Plan implementation team, what specific campaigns, efforts or tactics would you initiate to help the company deliver on these ambitious commitments by 2020?
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Meet our 2014 Winners

Graduate Level Grand Prize Winner
Kelsey Hensley of University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Kelsey has plans to put her scholarship to good use by participating in continuing education opportunities. "I intend to use this scholarship for continuing my education, going to conferences and maintaining my membership to professional organizations such as the American Society of Biosystems Engineers and the American Water Association," Hensley said after receiving her prize last fall.

Undergraduate Level Grand Prize Winner
Linda Millett of Oregon State University

Linda has big plans for her scholarship as she pursues a post-doctoral education. "With the scholarship, I’m going to be pursuing a post-doctoral degree in computer science. I’m really interested in systems, technology and making things run easier. There's definitely a need for computer science and horticulture."

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