Resource magazine and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) have announced the winners of the 2014 AE50 Awards.
The awards recognize the world's best technology innovations introduced in 2011 for the agricultural, food, and biological systems industries. This year's winning products include agricultural equipment and implements, control systems, irrigation equipment, and a low-cost, easy-to-assemble shelter for the disaster-stricken or impoverished. Several companies have won multiple awards.
A comprehensive list and descriptions of all 2014 AE50 Award winners can be found on ASABE's website. The 50 winners were announced online and honored February 12 during the 2014 Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference, in Louisville, KY.
AE50 awards have been encouraging and applauding engineering achievements since the program was established in 1984. It is the only awards program of its kind. Submitted by companies of all sizes and varying inventive focus, the 50 winning products bring clear advancements to the marketplace, such as improved efficiency and user safety, and reduced labor and costs. Entries are evaluated by a blue-ribbon, international panel of industry experts in technology, design, and product development.