Especialty Crazy Idea Awards

“There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.”

― Aristotle

Congratulations! Crazy Idea Contest Winners

  • Lourena Maxwell, World Vegetable Center
  • Veronica Picado, Minor Use Foundation

Most visionaries who have changed the world are crazy. This is our XPRIZE. Who knows? Maybe this could be your stepping stone on the path to EarthShot.

  • What: Especialty Crazy Idea Awards
  • Where: Global Minor Use Summit IV Opening Reception – Main Stage
  • When: February 5, 2024 Evening Reception
  • Why: The world needs crazy ideas. Do you have an idea to improve the world of minor uses that seems a bit crazy? It might just be the next idea that changes the landscape for specialty crops.
  • How: Sign up to present your idea in 5-minutes or less. No presentations, no props.  Just you, your crazy idea, the microphone, the stage and the audience.

Thank You Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

CropLife International logo
IR-4 Project Platinum Sponsor
Syngenta Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Corteva Agriscience Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers' Association logo

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