Grain Weevil Company Wins Ag Innovation Challenge


Grain Weevil Corporation is the winner of the American Farm Bureau’s eighth annual Ag Innovation Challenge. The Grain Weevil is a grain bin management robot that improves quality and eliminates the need for farmers to enter grain bins. Grain Weevil wins $50,000 in prize money to help grow their business. Nebraska-based Birds Eye Robotics was the runner-up with its autonomous robot that helps maintain poultry houses and improves animal welfare by encouraging bird activity. Caravan Tech of Alabama won the People’s Choice Award with their real-time remote management solutions for ranchers and cattle breeders. The Ag Innovation Challenge is designed to help Farm Bureau members to showcase business innovations being developed for use in agriculture. “Start-up companies like those we’re honoring at the convention help to shape the future of agriculture,” says Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall. “It’s a pleasure to recognize these entrepreneurs for the innovative solutions they’ve developed that will help U.S. agriculture.”