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Ag Gateway, Capstan, GUSS Earn Davidson Prizes for Innovation

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Ag Gateway, Capstan, GUSS Earn Davidson Prizes for Innovation

St. Joseph, Mich., and Orlando, Fla.—The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) presented the Davidson Prize to three outstanding innovative products. The awards were presented Friday, March 1, at Commodity Classic, in Orlando, Fla. 

Davidson Prize winners for 2019 are:

“We’re excited about the advancement of ag engineering and the positive impacts it has on farmers’ ability to work more efficiently,” said Curt Blades, senior vice president of Agriculture for AEM. “These three products deliver on solutions that truly represent the spirit of J.B. Davidson and the innovative legacy of the agriculture.” 

Like ASABE's AE50 Awards, from which the winners are selected, the Davidson Prize celebrates breakthrough innovations in areas of agricultural, food, and biological systems engineering. Davidson Prize winners are thus the cream of the year's marketplace innovations. ASABE partners with AEM to present the Davidson Prize. 

“We are pleased to continue the great partnership with AEM in order to celebrate innovation in agriculture,” said Darrin Drollinger, executive director at ASABE.  “The Davidson Prize winners reflect advanced technology and incredible innovation for the marketplace.”  

The Davidson Prize is named for J.B. Davidson, the father of modern agricultural engineering. It gives a nod to the storied past of agricultural engineering and pays homage to those engineers, like J.B. Davidson, who aspire to find a better way. 

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers—AEM is the Milwaukee-based international trade group representing the off-road equipment manufacturing industry, with more than 950 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related sectors worldwide.

About the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers—ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.