Why Nominate Someone for AgGrad 30 Under 30?

The concept of “30 Under 30” is not new. Popularized by Forbes, 30 Under 30 programs exist for cities, college alumni groups, and in a variety of other contexts. 

AgGrad created the first one of its kind for agriculture. Here are a few of the reasons we think this is important:


  • Acknowledges and celebrates the up and comers in agriculture


For those outside of industry, agriculture can often be perceived as conventional, established, slow-to-change, or boring. Showing that there are young professionals, even those from non-ag backgrounds making an impact, is a great example of how this industry continues to progress. AgGrad 30 Under 30 shows the rewarding careers, exciting new ventures, and impactful technologies that exist in agriculture.


  • Explores many different facets of agriculture


For others looking to enter the industry, it can be very difficult to see what opportunities exist. Sure, you can look at a job board, but that barely shows you a fraction of the current opportunities (that just happen to be open at that time). Also, this does nothing to show the advancement opportunities beyond those openings. The AgGrad 30 Under 30 shows what’s possible even early in your career in this industry. 


  • Highlight what’s new in agriculture


For industry veterans, AgGrad 30 Under 30 serves as a reminder that the future is bright for this industry. To some it can seem like there is a shortage of talent willing to step up to lead the agriculture industry forward in the coming decades. At AgGrad, we know the talent exists, and we are happy to share that message through this program. 


  • Shows the diversity in field within agriculture


We also wanted to capture the variety of career opportunities that exist in agriculture. Farming and ranching is the heart and soul of agriculture, but the industry stretches far beyond just production agriculture. To capture this point, the AgGrad 30 Under 30 includes six categories: 

    1. Production agriculture
    2. Agribusiness
    3. Education/advocacy
    4. Technology/Innovation
    5. Entrepreneurship
    6. Sustainability/Food Security

Who do you know in any of these areas that is already doing impressive things before their 30th birthday? Please nominate them today! 

The nomination process is very easy. It will only take you a few minutes and it will mean the world to them. Go directly to the nomination form here: https://airtable.com/shrJYzG11iQ7LcIqv 

Are YOU that person who should be nominated? Self-nominations are encouraged! Please fill out the nomination form today. 

Help us show that the future of agriculture is bright and reward those making the extra effort to move this industry forward. 

I look forward to featuring you, or someone you nominate, in this year’s AgGrad 30 Under 30. 

(Here’s that nomination form one more time: https://airtable.com/shrJYzG11iQ7LcIqv)

Tim Hammerich

Tim is a strategic communications consultant, founder of AgGrad, and the host of the "Future of Agriculture" podcast. Originally from California, he is now based out of Boise, Idaho.