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10,000 euro "farming by satellite" prize
Students and young farmers across Europe are being encouraged to submit their innovative ideas for using satellite technology in agriculture to improve production, efficiency, profit and to reduce environmental impact.
The 10,000 "Farming by Satellite" prize is an initiative run by the European GNSS Agency, the EU agency responsible for European Satellite activities, and is sponsored by agricultural engineering equipment, manufacturer CLAAS and crop protection experts Bayer Crop Science.
The aim is to promote the use of technology in agriculture and it's benefit to users. The competition costs nothing to enter and judges are particularly keen to see entries that increase the focus on farm types and places where the use of satellite navigation has not yet taken off.
Full details are available at www.farmingbysatellite.eu. Interested parties should register before 31st October to receive a full briefing pack. Ideas need to be submitted by 31st December 2012.