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GREENSBORO, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The holiday season is a time for family, food and good cheer. This year, Syngentaaims to spread that food and cheer to families all over the world with the help of the ag community.

From now through Dec. 15, 2018, Syngenta invites people across the country to visit their web tool and select special #RootedinAg holiday frames for their social media profiles. Each time a participant shares one of these framed photos on social media with the hashtag #YouShareWeGive, Syngenta will donate $5, up to a total donation of $10,000, to Rise AgainstHunger®. Each $5 donation to this North Carolina-based international hunger-relief organization is equivalent to 17 meals for those in need.

“The holidays bring us together around the table, to eat good food and share fond memories,” said Wendell Calhoun, Syngenta communications manager. “At Syngenta, we know some aren’t fortunate enough to have access to the warm meals that make family time so special. That’s why we work hard every day to supply growers with the tools they need to put more food on the tables of families around the world. This campaign is a reflection of that partnership and of our shared pursuit of a better, brighter future.”

“Hunger is one of the world’s most pressing, yet solvable issues. It is possible to end hunger in our lifetime, and we are thrilled that Syngenta is inspiring people across the country to get involved during this season of giving,” said Rod Brooks, president and CEO of Rise Against Hunger.

In addition to benefiting those in need, until December 15, 2018, the campaign will offer a free holiday ornament to people who sign up to receive the Syngenta Thrive email newsletter.

For more information on the campaign, go to the campaign homepage. To read other ag news stories, go to www.SyngentaThrive.com. Join the conversation online – connect with us at social.SyngentaUS.com.

2018 Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship winners announced

  • One bachelor’s and one master’s degree student each received $7,000 award
  • Students’ majors include plant science and agricultural business management, preparing them to meet future industry challenges

(  Sierra Williamson left and Uzoamaka Abana  right are the 2018 winners of the fifth annual Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship)

Syngenta congratulates Tennessee State University master’s student Uzoamaka Abana and University of Minnesota bachelor’s student Sierra Williamson as the national winners of the fifth annual Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship.

Abana and Williamson were selected out of more than 150 eligible applicants who shared stories of how they found their passion in agriculture. Applicants were also asked how they hope to benefit today’s and tomorrow’s world through their work in the agricultural field.

“These students are the future of our industry, and Syngenta is proud to support them as they continue their education,” said Mary Streett DeMers, senior communications lead, Syngenta. “It is an honor to present these two promising students with the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship.”

Abana and Williamson each received $6,000 in national awards, in addition to the $1,000 they received when selected as regional winners. These awards will assist them in meeting financial obligations and realizing their educational and career goals.

In her essay, Abana describes visiting her grandmother’s self-sufficient farm in Nigeria. These visits to the African country sparked her interest in helping farmers like her grandmother become more efficient in growing food for their communities and led to her pursuit of a degree and career in agriculture.

“My professional goal is to be a dedicated, proactive member of a dynamic and highly motivated research team that is committed to producing quality results,” said Abana. “Also, I aspire to be involved in agricultural extension practices, whether in my career or in the community.”

Williamson hopes to “benefit humanity by improving the quality and production of food.” Raised in rural Minnesota, she shared that her family instilled a great respect for the agriculture industry and an interest in meeting future challenges in food production around the world. Her involvement as an officer in the National FFA Organization and other volunteer organizations demonstrates her commitment to the agriculture industry.

“My greatest long-term professional objective is to assist in solving the global problem of providing adequate food to feed the world,” said Williamson. “I hope my career will contribute to meeting future food demands, ensuring food supplies are safe and nutritious, creating safe farming environments, and providing jobs to people who have none.”

Five additional students were awarded a $1,000 regional scholarship prize.  Recipients were undergraduate students Jake Johnson (Mississippi State University), Kayla Beechinor (Washington State University), and Dana Mulligan (Virginia Tech), and graduate students Alexa Davis (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Kaitlin Hadaway (Washington State University).

For additional information about the winners and scholarship program, please visit http://www.SyngentaUS.com/scholarship. The 2019 scholarship application will be available in early 2019.

ChemChina owned Syngenta will establish a major Global and North America Seeds office in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Approximately 50 Syngenta Seeds business managers and employees will relocate from other U.S. locations beginning in the first half of 2019. Syngenta’s David Hollinrake says the new location “places us closer to the majority of our customers, as well as to our business collaborators.”

Syngenta chose the Chicago location because of its proximity to U.S. row crop production and the local talent pool for potential employment. Syngenta currently operates four facilities in Illinois, with more than 150 full-time employees and a $16 million payroll. A seed conditioning center in Pekin was established in 1911 and celebrated a century of continual operation seven years ago.