Syngenta #RootedinAg Contest Open

Published online: May 11, 2021 News
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Ag mentors come from all backgrounds. Some are more traditional, like our parents, grandparents, FFA leaders or ag teachers. Others are unconventional, like the random ag leader that showed up in your urban classroom. Regardless of who your mentor was, your story is special, and Syngenta wants to hear it, share it and celebrate you both through the #RootedinAg Contest.

Now accepting entries, contest participants are asked to share the story of who inspired them to be #RootedinAg. In exchange, they have a chance to honor that person and win prizes.   

Along with being featured in Thrive magazine, three finalists will each receive a mini touch-screen tablet with a case and wireless earphones. The grand prize winner receives a $500 gift card plus a professional photo shoot with his or her ag mentor. In addition, the winner has the opportunity to pay it forward by designating a $1,000 donation from Syngenta to a local charity or civic organization in their name.

“The roots of agriculture run deep from generation to generation,” says Pam Caraway, communications lead at Syngenta. “Everyone has a unique story that deserves to be told — a story of resilience, of mentorship, of diversity, of family bonds. The #RootedinAg Contest gives us a chance to shine a light on these stories that are woven into the fabric of the industry we all love.”   

The contest is open now. Here’s how to enter:

  • Go to to review eligibility and fill out the brief #RootedinAg entry for
  • Write a paragraph or two (about 200 words) that describes the person who most inspired you and submit a photograph that supports the written entry.

The deadline for entering is June 30, 2021. A panel of judges then chooses the three finalists. The finalists’ entries are posted on the Thrive website and visitors vote for their favorite. These votes, along with the judges’ scores, determine the grand prize winner. Online voting ends Sept. 15, 2021. Syngenta announces the grand prizewinner in October.  

For more information about the 2021 #RootedinAg Contest, visit