Position Description and Application Information
There are many reasons to adopt precision agriculture, such as reducing waste, reducing costs, increasing profits, and reducing farming’s footprint on the environment.
For today's young people who will be tomorrow's leaders, considering environmental and financial factors related to the agriculture industry are all equally important.
Farms.com is pleased to announce that one again, students studying agriculture can apply for a scholarship to win one of three $2,000 ($US) scholarships. Students who have a precision agriculture idea that will have a positive impact on the environment (most precision agriculture ideas do) and/or reduce costs for the farmer, are encouraged to apply for the scholarship.
Deadline for scholarships entries in June 30, 2023.
The Precision Agriculture Scholarship judges will then narrow down the top three entries in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Once the judges have narrowed down the top entries, farmers, producers, and members of the agriculture community across each country will be invited to vote on what they believe is the most practical and worthwhile to determine the winning $2,000 scholarship entry.
2023 Scholarship entries are instructed to focus on environmental and cost saving benefits to farmers. This year, with increases in input costs, those who practice precision agriculture techniques will also understand the financial benefits of some of the scholarship entries.
Voting will close in August, and the winner of the $2,000 scholarships will be announced in September.
Scholarship Deadline is June 30, 2023.
The equivalent of US$2000 / country.
Deadline for Student Video Submission
11:59 pm, Thursday, June 30, 2023 (Eastern Time, North America).
A panel of judges, composed of sponsors, industry leaders, and Farms.com staff members, will determine the top submissions in each country, and post these on Farms.com.
The top submissions will be shared in late August, and farmers and producers will be invited to vote on the best thesis/ideas throughout August and September.
Student Scholarship Panel Presentation
The winners, as determined by voting in each country, will be asked to participate in a Precision Agriculture Student Panel Webinar, where they will have the opportunity to present their thesis ideas in more detail to farmers.
Students can be studying in any field, not just agriculture, including robotics, AI, engineering, environmental science, etc. However, the ideas will need to be practical and appealing to farmers, as farmers will be voting on the concepts they believe are the most worthy and practical for farmers in North America and the United Kingdom.
- Contest is open to students in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom
- Enrolled full-time in a college or university program either as an undergraduate or as a graduate student
- Enter contest between March 15, 2023, and Friday, June 30, 2023 at midnight.
- Winners will be required to provide proof that they are enrolled in and attending the course of studies as outlined in their submission.
Students are invited to submit their idea, via a social media video (Twitter and Facebook). The video should describe the student’s research/thesis or new idea regarding precision agriculture and its potential positive impact on the environment or its ability to reduce costs for farmers.
- Videos should be less than 2-minutes in length
- Include the student or students first name(s)
- Include the hashtag #PAG23scholarship
- Entries should also tag the following social media accounts:
- Twitter: @FarmsNews, @OntAg, @FarmsPrairies
- Facebook: @Farmscom
For privacy reasons, video submissions should not include student’s full name, email, or telephone number in the submission. Once Farms.com has received the contest entry, we will direct message students to obtain your full name, email address, street address, and telephone number.