AgGrad 30 Under 30 celebrates the up-and-comers and people that the agriculture community should know – they’re the future executives and influencers to watch in the agribusiness community and beyond. AgGrad 30 Under 30 will set the tone for what is to come in agriculture and are outstanding in their career, community, character, and contributions to agriculture.


Think you or someone you know should join the ranks of AgGrad 30 Under 30? Please complete the online nomination form after reading the frequently asked questions below for a successful and competitive nomination.


When do nominations close?


Nominations close January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM.


When are the winners announced?


The winners will be announced March 2020 and all selected honorees will be featured in a special print and online publication in Fall of 2020.


What are the judges looking for?


The panel of judges, which is comprised of leaders in the agriculture community, will base decisions solely on the nomination forms. Please provide thoughtful, well-developed and concise responses for your nominee’s full consideration with concrete examples.


Who is eligible?


To be eligible for the 2020 AgGrad 30 Under 30 list, a nominee must be at least 21 and no more than 30 years of age as of January 31, 2020. Nominees must reside and be employed in the United States.


Can I nominate myself?


Yes, self-nominations are allowed.


How does AgGrad create the 30 Under 30 list?


It’s a three-step process.

  1. Through open nominations, we assemble candidates.
  2. AgGrad identifies qualified applicants and sends questionnaires to qualified nominees.
  3. Once questionnaires have been completed by nominees, AgGrad’s 30 Under 30 in Ag selection committee, comprised of leaders in agriculture, selects 30 winners based on the submitted nominations and questionnaire responses. Judges will be identifying winners who are outstanding in their career, community, character, and contributions to agriculture.


Do the selected nominees have to do anything?


Selected nominees are required to answer qualifying questions, such as verifying their age; failure to complete these assets will also result in disqualification from the program. Winners are expected to participate in a Q&A style interview.


Who owns the nominations?


Once you click submit, the nomination becomes the property of AgGrad. We may choose to use the contents of your nomination for the purpose of advertising, marketing, promotion and publicizing AgGrad’s 30 Under 30 list.


Questions about AgGrad’s 30 Under 30? Email 30@aggrad.com.


Questions about advertising or sponsorships? Email Tim Hammerich at tim@aggrad.com.


Don’t forget to share about your nominations and spread the word about this program on social media using hashtag #AgGrad30!