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Meet the 3 #RootedInAg Contest finalists

Vote for your favorite through Sept. 15; Syngenta will announce contest winner this fall.

The three finalists in Syngenta's annual #RootedinAg Contest have been announced.

Hannah Borg, Stephon Fitzpatrick and DeLeon Pope are the finalists. Read their stories and vote for a grand prizewinner here.

Each finalist receives a mini touch-screen tablet. The grand prizewinner receives $500, a $1,000 donation to a local charity or civic organization and a professional photo shoot. Visitors to the Syngenta Thrive magazine website can vote for their favorite finalist through Sept. 15. Online voting, along with judges' scores, decides who wins the grand prize, which Syngenta will announce this fall.

The finalists:

Hannah Borg, a young farmer from Wayne, Nebraska, who pays tribute to the 86-year-old matriarch of her sixth-generation farming family;

Photo courtesy of SyngentaHannah Borg is a 2020 finalist in the Syngenta #RootedInAg Contest

Hannah Borg is a 2020 finalist in the Syngenta #RootedInAg Contest.

Stephon Fitzpatrick, a doctoral student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and community leader whose high school FFA adviser set in motion an incredible ag journey; and

Photo Courtesy of SyngentaStephon Fitzpatrick is a 2020 finalist in the Syngenta #RootedInAg Contest

Stephon Fitzpatrick is a 2020 finalist in the Syngenta #RootedInAg Contest

DeLeon Pope, an independent certified crop adviser in Clinton, North Carolina, who used the lessons his farmer father taught him to create a successful business built on respect, hard work and perseverance.

Photo courtesy SyngentaDeLeon Pope, a finalist in 2020 Syngenta #RootedInAg Contest

DeLeon Pope, a finalist in 2020 Syngenta #RootedInAg Contest

"At the core of each individual's story is the larger, overarching narrative that encompasses the heart of agriculture – it's one of grit and determination and of generations that continue to move farming in America forward," said Pam Caraway, communications lead at Syngenta. "Thank you to everybody who shared their stories. When we amplify the voices and experiences through projects such as #RootedinAg, we elevate our industry. Telling ag's incredible story through #RootedinAg shines a light for those outside of our industry, so they can understand that agriculture, at its heart, moves to the beat of our families and friends."

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