URBANA, Ill – Innovation is the heart of Illinois agriculture. A $10,000 Glen Brandt Prize for Ag Entrepreneurism award will be given to one winner who exemplifies an entrepreneurial spirit and advances innovation through their business practices. 

Glen "GB" Brandt, along with his sister Evelyn, started the global agribusiness BRANDT that today employees 800 people and serves 46 countries. 

Nominations are now being solicited online from Illinois farmers, growers, and producers or those engaged with Illinois farmers, growers, and producers. The deadline for submission is March 3. Examples of possible innovations include: working to increase productivity/efficiency of farmers; new applications of technology; unique business ventures; and creating new agricultural opportunities, such as new crops or new food production systems.

Read the contest detail and apply online.

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Link to the contest: https://researchpark.illinois.edu/article/glen-brandt-prize-for-ag-entrepreneurism-announced/
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