The American Farm Bureau Federation has opened online applications for the 2020 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. In its sixth year, the Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge is a national business competition for U.S. food and agriculture startups. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. Launched in 2015 as the first national competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs. The competition continues in its sixth year to provide an opportunity for U.S. startups to showcase business innovations in food and agriculture. Startup funds for the Challenge are provided by sponsors Farm Credit, John Deere, Bayer Crop Science, Farm Bureau Bank, Country Financial and Farm Bureau Financial Services. AFBF President Zippy Duvall says AFBF is “very interested to see how entrepreneurs will use startup funds provided by the Challenge to take their businesses to the next level.” To apply for the 2020 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge, competitors can apply online at www.fb.org by midnight Eastern Standard Time on September 30, 2019.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.