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Nebraska Farmer Wins #RootedInAg Contest

Hannah Borg of Wakefield, Nebraska, is the winner of Syngenta’s 2020 #RootedInAg Contest grand prize winner. 

The 22-year-old was chosen from a large pool of applicants and had to beat two other finalists to win the honor. 

The annual competition from Syngenta invites growers and other ag industry professionals across the nation to describe in their submission entry the person who most nourished their agricultural roots. 

In her video entry, Borg pays tribute to the matriarch of their sixth-generation family farm – her 86-year-old grandmother, Lois Borg. 

“Grandma is the perfect mix of grace and grit,” Hannah says. “I’ve always admired how she lives her life and her role in our family. She always knows what’s happening on the farm and never turns down the opportunity to ride along on any kind of trip.” 

Borg says her grandmother passed down many stories over the years and that Lois inspires her every day. 

The 2020 contest saw the largest number of submissions in its seven-year history. 

Pam Caraway, Syngenta’s marketing communications lead, says that made it their most difficult contest to rank. 

“Thanks to everybody who shared their stories,” she said. “Each submission was a delight to read or watch.”

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)


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