Together with No-Till Farmer, Syngenta is now accepting nominations for its 22nd class of No-Till Innovators through Aug. 1, 2017. The 2017 No-Till Innovator Awards honor farmers, researchers, organizations and others who have identified ways to no-till more effectively, more economically and with better impact on the environment.

“We’re proud to partner with No-Till Farmer again to seek out a new class of innovators of sustainable farming methods,” says Melissa Lord, customer event and tradeshow lead at Syngenta. “Year over year, growers, educators and organizations alike continue to highlight how their advancement in the no-tillage industry are making a positive impact on the environment and their local communities.”

Nominations are open to individuals or groups, who have significantly contributed to advancing no-till farming in the U.S. or Canada, regardless of the crop grown, brand of equipment used, or crop protection or seed products used. The No-Till Innovator Awards recognize excellence in each of the following four categories:

  • Business and Service: A business or service representative who promotes the environmental and economic advantages of no-till or who encourages the adoption of no-till practices. Potential nominees include certified crop consultants, agronomists, professional farm managers and retailers; fertilizer, agrichemical, seed and equipment dealers; or individuals who have designed an innovative modification to existing equipment, created new no-till equipment or developed a new method to improve no-till farming.
  • Crop Production: A grower who has increased the economic viability of no-till on his or her farm. Criteria include innovation, creativity, willingness to share findings with others and creating a positive image for no-till farming.
  • Organization: A group that has actively promoted no-till farming through activities, programs, clubs or educational seminars.
  • Research and Education: A university researcher, educator, center of influence or extension specialist who tests and evaluates no-till concepts, products or equipment, and who promotes the benefits of no-till farming.

Click here for the list of previous No-Till Innovator Award recipients.

“As a sponsor of the National No-Tillage Conference for 25 years, Syngenta is dedicated to the continued progression of no-till farming. We look forward to learning more about the groups and individuals who are committed to making no-till farming more effective and economical,” Lord says.

The 2017 winners will be announced at the 26th National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 9-12, 2018. Winners will receive complimentary registration and lodging for the duration of the conference, as well as a special token of appreciation to commemorate the honor.

For more information on the 2017 No-Till Innovator Awards, visit