Bring innovative technology solutions into the agriculture space.


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AGCO is exploring how modern technology can solve real problems in agriculture and help our nation's farmers be more innovative and productive through The AGCO Accelerator Hackathon on February 2nd and 3rd at NCSA Atrium.  

This 24-hour build session on innovation in agriculture, will bring together student tech talent and community engineers, developers, and designers to focus on break-through technology. We have a few, specific challenges in mind.

  • Challenge #1: Gamify Combines - Help farmers and combines operators use data to be more efficient in the field through gamification
  • Challenge #2: Where Do I Farm? - Can you write an algorithm that creates a tillable area map of a field and keeps it updated in real-time?
  • Challenge #3: Autotrader for the Ag Industry - Design and build a marketplace where dealers can buy/sell equipment and parts. Mobile first? You decide!
  • Challenge #4: Anything Ag Tech! – use your imagination to come up with a solution to solve any challenge facing modern agriculture.

Attendees keep all of their own IP, and prizes include Nintendo Switches, Bose headphones, and iPads and we'll also have multiple drawings throughout the event for other goodies!

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This event is open to student tech talent and community engineers, developers, and designers. You must be at least 18 years old to participate. 


Lance Brown

Lance Brown
Director of Global Learning & Development, AGCO Grain & Protein

Lena Head

Lena Head
Site Director, AGCO Acceleration Center

Brandon Dohman

Brandon Dohman
Head of Digital Innovation Lab - North America, Syngenta

Judging Criteria

  • Awesomeness
    Wow factor. Did you build something no one thought was possible in the scope of a weekend? Did you use techniques that are abnormal, often impractical, and weirdly elegant?
  • Presentation
    How well did you pitch your demo?
  • Design
    Is it easy to understand? Is it easy to use? Is it creative?
  • Functionality
    Does it solve the challenge? Does it work?