Salford Group HALO VRT Wins the 2023 AE50 Award

St. Joseph, Michigan. – The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named Salford Group HALO VRT winner of a 2023 AE50 award.

AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. The Salford HALO VRT will be featured in the January/February 2023 special issue of ASABE’s magazine Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World. For more details visit

“The HALO VRT is a great accomplishment for Salford Group. We’re honored to be recognized by the ASABE for its design,” said Josh Kettle, Salford’s Product Manager for ground-engaging equipment. “This innovative machine exemplifies Salford’s vision to produce durable, high-quality farm equipment with a performance advantage. Salford is excited to see that vision recognized not only by ASABE but by customers, which is reflected by the strong orders and sales in the product’s first year on the market.”

 Companies from around the world submit entries to the annual AE50 competition and up to 50 of the best products are chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. The judges select innovative products that will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.

 The AE50 awards program emphasizes the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help farmers, food processors and equipment manufacturers increase efficiency, enhance quality, improve safety, and increase profits.

 Resource, a magazine geared to agricultural, biological and food system engineers worldwide, is produced by ASABE. The magazine is read by thousands involved in the agricultural, food and biological industries. Read more at

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by visiting

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