AgGrad Announces 30 Under 30 Class for 2020
A Prestigious Recognition for 30 Young Professionals in Agriculture
Livonia, New York – Today on National Ag Day, AgGrad announced winners of the AgGrad 30 Under 30 Awards, a program created to celebrate the young professionals shaping the future of agriculture. Eighteen judges selected winners from peer and self nominations based on contributions in their career, community, and the industry at large. Winners will be featured on AgGrad’s social media channels and in a special print and online publication.
“From driving change within their local U.S.-based communities to supporting farmers and educators across the globe, the future is now with these incredible nominees!”
-Renée Vassilos, Director of Agriculture Innovation at The Nature Conservancy, and AgGrad 30 Under 30 Judge
Tristan Hudak, from Livonia, New York is one of such recognized. Tristan is a graduate from St. John Fisher College with his Bachelor’s degree in Physics, as well as a CCA for the Northeast Region of the US. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at UC Davis in International Agricultural Development with a concentration in Agricultural Economics. He has served as Vice President at Ag Biotech, inc. for the past 6 years, and has been instrumental in the development of innovative crop inputs for the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems worldwide.
Recipients of this award find the recognition both personally and professionally rewarding. AgGrad 30 Under 30 is bringing together the brightest minds and future leaders of agriculture together to collaborate and advance the industry as a whole. “It’s an honor to be recognized and associated with such an esteemed group,” says Tristan. “Everyone here is on the cutting edge of agricultural innovation, and it’s been great to learn about the work that each member of this cohort is doing. It makes me hopeful for the future of agriculture.”
“These 30 individuals are at the forefront of agriculture and will one day be the leaders in agribusiness, innovation and technology, education and advocacy, entrepreneurship, sustainability and production,” says AgGrad Founder Tim Hammerich.
AgGrad was established in 2015 with the mission of “helping young professionals find their place in modern agriculture.” The company accomplishes this mission by providing blog posts, career profiles, job postings, “AgGrad Live” (a video program), and a weekly podcast called the “Future of Agriculture.” All is provided at zero cost to students and young professionals and supported by participating agribusinesses.
For more information or to receive the AgGrad 30 Under 30 publication, visit 30under30.ag. For advertising opportunities or more information on AgGrad, contact Tim Hammerich at [email protected] or 512-643-1556.