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Vote for your favorite finalist in #RootedInAg contestVote for your favorite finalist in #RootedInAg contest

Finalists are Kathleen Amaral from Georgia, Krista Swanson from Illinois and Tammy Wiedenbeck from Wisconsin

June 19, 2019

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Three finalists for the #RootedinAg contest have been announced by Syngenta. 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. 

The competition, which began in March, invited growers and other ag professionals to describe the person who most inspired their agricultural roots.

“Every year, we’re so pleased to help people share their #RootedinAg stories and honor those who have most influenced their agricultural roots,” said Wendell Calhoun, Syngenta communications manager. “Given all the great entries we received this year, it was particularly difficult to choose only three finalists. But we have made our selections and encourage everyone to read their remarkable stories.”

The 2019 finalists:


Kathleen Amaral

Kathleen Sylvia Kelley Amaral from Griffin, Georgia, graduate research assistant, University of Georgia


Krista Swanson

Krista Swanson from Oneida, Illinois, farmer, research specialist in agriculture policy, University of Illinois


Tammy Wiedenbeck

Tammy Wiedenbeck from Lancaster, Wisconsin, farmer/co-manager of Riverview Farms, field rep/social media coordinator at Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association

Syngenta has posted all three winning entries to the Thrive website. Online voting, along with the judges’ scores, will determine the grand prizewinner. Voting ends Aug. 30, 2019, with Syngenta announcing the winner this fall.

Source: Syngenta, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 

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