Voting for the 2020 #RootedinAg Contest Is Over

Thank you for visiting Thrive. Voting for the 2020 #RootedinAg Contest has ended. To find out which one of our three finalists below is this year’s grand prizewinner, go to the Thrive news section later this fall.

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Hannah Borg
Hannah Borg
Borg Farms
Wakefield, Nebraska

In a heartwarming video, Hannah Borg of Wakefield, Nebraska, pays tribute to her 86-year-old grandma, Lois Borg, the matriarch of her sixth-generation farming family.

Watch Hannah’s Video

Stephon Fitzpatrick
Stephon Fitzpatrick
Doctoral Student; Coordinator of Recruitment, Retention & Experiential Learning for the School of Agriculture; MANRRS Adviser
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, Maryland

For Stephon Fitzpatrick, meeting Karen Hutchinson with the Delaware FFA when he was a young student set in motion an incredible journey that has led him to become a vibrant leader in ag.

Read Stephon’s Essay

DeLeon Pope
DeLeon Pope
Certified Crop Adviser
Clinton, North Carolina

Today, DeLeon Pope uses the lessons his father taught him on their family-owned farm in eastern North Carolina to create a successful business built on respect, hard work and perseverance.

Read DeLeon’s Essay