It's all about Innovation

AE50 Awards Latest Winners

Deadline - September 25


Nominate Your Products

Do you have qualifying products that have been first available for purchase or ordering during the 2020 calendar year?

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 eligible for the prestigious Davidson Prize.

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're proud of the product your company has brought to the market for 2020, consider nominating it for an AE50 award. For more details, see the guidelines and entry form below.

All nominations must be submitted through an online nomination website. The online nomination website will be opened for new nominations in August and it can be accessed here.

All AE50 winners will be invited to provide a short promotional video featuring their winning product. We’ll be accepting videos that are no more than 30 seconds long, via YouTube link. The video should include voiceover or text that identifies the product/process, the manufacturer, and the benefit represented by product/process. The video will be used to better understand the product/process and will help us showcase your winning project at the Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference. The video should focus on the technology advancement, not the company brand. Video links will be requested from AE50 winners shortly after being notified of their award. 

Entry Instructions and FAQs

Entry Guide

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

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Would you like to sponsor a student for the next AETC by paying their registration ($199/student) or sponsor a student activity (coffee break, pizza, other)? Contact Jessica Bell,, for details.

About the AE50 Awards Program

ASABE is proud to sponsor AE50, the only awards program of its kind, celebrating product innovations in the areas of agricultural, food, and biological systems.

From the many entries submitted each year, an expert panel of engineers selects approximately 50 products for recognition. The award-winning products are those ranked highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement, and impact on the market served.

AE50 Award Winners

2020  2019  2018  2017  2016  2015  2014 

2013  Gold & Silver 2013  2012 

2011 2010  2009  2008  2007 

2006  2005  2004  2003  2002 

2001 2000  1999  1998  1997 

1996 1995  1994  1993  1992 

1991 1990  1989  1988  1987  1986