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Agricultural Innovation Prize - $200,000 Student Competition

Posted by at Jan 13, 2014 01:44 PM |

I'm a student at the UW - Madison working to develop a new national Agricultural Innovation Prize: Powered by 40 Chances.  The contest is awarding over $200,000 in cash prizes to students who develop innovative plans to address social, environmental and agronomic challenges within food systems, improving the standard of living and quality of life for the world’s population. The prize is supported by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and is hosted at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture.

Teams must be composed of at least one student at a US university, and students must make up at least 50% of the team.  Submissions are due at the end of February.  Further information about the scope and restrictions of the prize can be found at

Please activate your networks to spread word of this opportunity to interested students and mentors.  I know there are many of you who are already working to better the food system, and could leverage your ideas and experiences towards a successful submission.

Don't hesitate to reach out to myself or with any questions you might have.

Kind regards,
Toby Lunt

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