If you're proud of one of the new products your company brought to the market in 2018, consider nominating it for an AE50 Award. AE50, sponsored by the American Society of Biological and Systems Engineers (ASABE), is the only awards program of its kind, celebrating product innovations in the areas of agricultural, food and biological systems.

Today's AE50 winners include machines, systems, components, software and services ranked highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement and impact for the markets they serve. To be eligible, qualifying products must have been first available for purchase or ordering during the 2018 calendar year.

From the many entries submitted each year, an expert panel of engineers selects 50 products for recognition. The award-winning products are those ranked highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement and impact on the market served. Awards are presented at ASABE's annual Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC). The award-winning products are also highlighted in a special issue of ASABE's Resource magazine.

AEM is once again teaming up with ASABE to present the Davidson Prize, an elite award presented to the best of the best within the AE50 winners. The top 10 placing AE50 products will be judged by a second panel to determine the winners of the 2019 Davidson Prize.

Winning Davidson prize entries from 2018 included:

  • Trident 5550 liquid/dry combination applicator from Case IH 
  • S700 Combine from John Deere 
  • Robovator Mechanical Weeding Machine from F. Poulsen Engineering, Denmark 

Entry deadline is Sept. 5, 2018. For more details, see the guidelines and entry form online at www.asabe.org/AE50.

If you have questions about the AE50 Awards program or the Davidson Prize, please contact Sandy Rutter (269-932-7004).

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