Featured This Season

Willie Hawkins: Sentimental Ag Professional

Syngenta sales rep has always followed his heart—both personally and professionally.

Jill Wheeler: Industry Veteran Committed to Making a Difference

From journalist to head of sustainable productivity, Wheeler has dedicated her career to the ag industry.

Brenda and Marin Wolgamott: A Wine-Producing Mother and Daughter Duo

Grape growing and winemaking are the bonds that keep this family succeeding in the ag industry.

Laura Peterson: Syngenta Public Policy Advocate for Ag

Splitting life between Washington, D.C., and a Montana ranch helps this Syngenta leader remain connected to the industry she supports.

Partnership Promotes Healthy Pollinator Habitats

A multipartner alliance is creating high-quality habitats for pollinators and other local wildlife.

#RootedinAg Contest Now Accepting Entries

Share how your agricultural roots are helping you, your family and your community thrive, and you might win a prize.

Pamela Cole Smith: Dedicated Chronicler of Agriculture and Farm Life

As an agricultural journalist, Smith is dedicated to helping growers solve problems.

Lori Thomas: Seasoned Sales Professional With a Passion for People

Her expansive and successful career gives Thomas plenty of experience to share with the next generation of ag pros.

Doug Kirkbride: Syngenta Agronomist Works to Help Growers Attain Their Goals

Invigorated by the science of soil, Kirkbride puts his knowledge to use to help growers and retailers.

Winter 2017

Connie Banks: Syngenta Integrated Account Lead Dedicated to the Industry

Growing up on a farm, Banks’ involvement in ag began at a very young age and still continues today.

Leon Hunter: A Passion for Ag and Education

Agronomy service and training are guided by values learned on the family farm.

Entrepreneurial Spirit Serves Global Syngenta Leader Well

A Syngenta global leader builds relationships based on values, collaboration and trust.

Kelsey Vance: Syngenta Retail Sales Rep and Mentor for Women

Industry involvement helps this Syngenta sales rep inspire the future women of agriculture.

Pete Clark and Rick Murdock: Ag Experience Is the Key to Software Success

Partners create powerful, farmer-friendly crop management software.

#RootedinAg Winner Draws Strength From Family Heritage

The 2016 #RootedinAg contest winner works to reinvent the family farm and better her community.

Caydee Savinelli: Syngenta Champion for Pollinator Health and Integrated Pest Management

Interest in her grandfather’s citrus grove helped this Syngenta scientist develop a passion for the agriculture industry.

Fall 2016

Jeff Cecil: Marketing Leader Motivated by Meeting Growers’ Needs

This farm boy at heart has a passion for helping customers succeed.

FFA, 4-H Help Draw Females to Agriculture Careers

Gender barriers are disappearing for young women interested in agriculture.

Rising to the Top in Agribusiness

Female voices are leading critical conversations about crop productivity and best management practices.

The Story Behind FarmHer

A Super Bowl commercial inspires the founder of FarmHer to create an online community that celebrates women in agriculture.

No Boundaries for Women in Agriculture

The new “FarmHer” TV series spotlights the legacy of women in American agriculture and their growing role on the nation’s farms.

Syngenta Schools Educators in Agribusiness

High school teachers gain real-world experience they can share in the classroom through the Syngenta Summer Fellowship Program.

Summer 2016

Photo Contest Winner Shares Her Family’s Story

A farmer reveals the story behind the image that won the #NotAfraidtoWork photo contest.

The FarmHer Journey Continues

A new television series continues to shine the spotlight on women, whose roles on and off the farm are invaluable to agriculture.

Marji Guyler-Alaniz: Iowa Photographer and Advocate for Women in Agriculture

Founder and president of FarmHer expands her mission to honor women in ag with the launch of a new RFD-TV show.

Global Initiative Helps Improve Food Security

The Good Growth Plan is making important progress on feeding a growing population while also protecting the environment.

Potato Grower Creates Pollinator Haven

R.D. Offutt Company, America’s largest potato grower, is turning nearly 1,200 acres into a refuge for pollinators.

Hope Hart: Proven Ag Researcher and Developer

Syngenta scientist commits her career to innovative ag technologies and the understanding of their safety.

Vote for Your Favorite #RootedinAg Contest Finalist

See the finalists and cast your vote for your favorite entry in this year’s #RootedinAg contest.

Spring 2016

Jamie Eichorn: Syngenta Technical Services Leader Advocates Collaboration

For Eichorn, involvement in ag organizations and his role-model dad instilled the importance of trusted relationships.

Krista Lottinville: Motivator for Young Women in Ag

Thrive contest winner embraces her agricultural roots and inspires many other young women to do the same.

Resistance Fighter Leadership Program Honors New Member

South Florida extension agent dedicates his career to helping vegetable growers manage weed, insect and disease resistance.

#RootedinAg Contest Now Accepting Entries

Share how your agricultural roots are helping you, your family and your community thrive, and you might win a prize.

Rural Connections

Ag Connections' agricultural roots are apparent at the company’s headquarters, two converted barns in rural Kentucky.

Scholarship Winners Embrace Ag's Future

Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship winners contribute ideas for the long-term success of The Good Growth Plan.

Seed Program Grant Winners Announced

Grant packages will help honorees educate their communities about the benefits of growing and eating fresh vegetables.

Start Smart With College

Young adults interested in a career in agriculture should prepare themselves by pursuing a broad, skills-based education.

Top 10 Ag Universities

A college education in an ag-related field can be an important first step toward a fulfilling career in agriculture.

Mary-Dell Chilton: The Queen of Agrobacterium

Founder of modern plant biotech continues to lead the field as a mentor.

Mitch Roth: Future Pathologist Promoting Sustainable Ag

Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship winner plans to use his agricultural roots to help feed the world.

#RootedinAg Stories Celebrate Real People Who Inspire

New Syngenta series showcases individuals in agriculture whose hard work and determination are helping to secure a better future.

Vern Hawkins: Syngenta Leader With Strong Roots in Ag

Lessons he learned as a young farmhand have helped propel a remarkable career.

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