Farming Simulator bale stacking competition pays big money at Agritechnica

The Farming Simulator League, where video game enthusiasts can compete for up to 200,000 Euros, drew competitors from around the globe at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany.

RealAgriculture’s own Rylynn Haney took a turn at the simulator as part of a five-day virtual bale stacking challenge open to Agritechnica visitors.

Like Agritechnica, the Farming Simulator League is an international event. It’s a global competition that attracts participants from several continents, including Europe and North America. The venues for the fifth season of the Farming Simulator League are a mix of online events, when players remain at their location, and offline events like Agritechnica.

The Farming Simulator League is a team-based competition that demands coordination and strategies. Two teams, consisting of three players each, compete for the high score by harvesting wheat, making bales and delivering them to their barn.

Haney reports that games like Farming Simulator are great because they’re played by not only people in the industry of all ages, “but also by kids and adults who aren’t in the agriculture industry, so it really connects them to agriculture in ways that they haven’t been before.”

Haney doesn’t reveal how she scored in her Farming Simulator debut but she does confess to being an avid Hay Day fan, where she grows and sell crops and feeds livestock. She currently boasts a level 36 status. Check out her Farming Simulator  report from Agritechnica below.

RealAgriculture’s coverage of Agritechnica is brought to you by Optimum Gly, a new canola trait technology from Corteva Agriscience.  

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