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2019 Ag Innovation Challenge

Calling all ag-focused rural entrepreneurs! Want the chance to win $10,000 to $40,000 for your food- and/or agriculture-related business? Apply for the Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge today! Farm Credit is partnering with Farm Bureau to host this competition to honor creative entrepreneurs across the country solving the unique problems faced by rural communities. Ten semifinalist teams will be announced on Nov. 9 and awarded $10,000. The final four teams (selected from the top 10 semifinalist teams) will be announced on Dec. 5 and will receive an additional $5,000 and all expenses paid to compete in a live pitch competition at the AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention in New Orleans on Jan. 13. The final four teams will compete to win: 

  • Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year award and $15,000 (chosen by judges), for a total of $30,000

  • People’s Choice award and $10,000 (chosen by public vote), for a total of $25,000

Applications are due September 24 and applicants must be a Farm Bureau member (or apply by November 5th to join their local Farm Bureau). 

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