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Nominations for AE50 Awards, Davidson Prize Closing Soon

Nominations for the AE50 Awards, meant for new and innovative technology, opened in August and are now closing on September 25th. All nominations must be completed through an online nomination website.

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. The top ten winners are then eligible for the prestigious Davidson Prize. The Davidson Prize was designed by AEM and ASABE to celebrate breakthrough innovations in areas of agricultural, food and biological systems engineering.

“This year marks the 35th anniversary of the AE50 competition and I’m pleased to encourage you to nominate your company’s new products, technologies and innovations for award consideration, said Darrin Drollinger, ASABE Executive Director. The AE50 best of the best will go on to compete for the coveted Davidson Prize, named after J.B. Davidson the founder of agricultural engineering. The Davidson Prize will be presented at Commodity Classic in partnership with AEM and ASABE.”

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. If you have questions about the AE50 Awards program, please contact the AE50 Coordinator.


About The Association of Equipment Manufacturers:

AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 1.3 million jobs in the U.S., and 149,000 more in Canada. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $188 billion combined to the U.S. and Canadian economies. AEM is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019. Learn more about AEM at


The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASABE comprises members in more than 100 countries.