Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Invites Applications

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to apply online for the 2023 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. This national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Farm Bureau is offering $165,000 in startup funds throughout the course of the competition. Applications are open through April 29, 2022. Ten semi-finalist teams will each be awarded $10,000 and a chance to compete to advance to the final round, where four teams will receive an additional $5,000 each. The winning team receives a total of $50,000 and the runner-up at total of $20,000. Entrepreneurs must be members of a county or parish Farm Bureau within their state of residence to qualify as top-10 semi-finalists.