Farm businesses interested in apply for the American Farm Bureau Federations’ 2022 Ag Innovation Challenge, your deadline is August 20th.


“The Ag innovation Challenge provides entrepreneurs across the nation the exposure at a national level for our convention in January, the ability to network with agribusinesses, the rural business investment community within the USDA," said Emma Larson is the AFBF's Assistant Director of Industry Relations. "So, we’re really excited to offer them those opportunities in addition to the funds that they can invest into their businesses, into their communities, scale up and really make an impact.” 

Farm Bureau will award a total of $165,000 in startup funds to ten businesses through the challenge, which includes $50,000 for the winner, and of course some bragging rights.

“We’ve added a second-place runner-up who will win $20,000, and the People’s Choice team which is selected by a public vote will win an additional $5,000. And, of course, I’d be remiss to not thank our sponsors who have made this program possible, Farm Credit, Bayer Crop Science, John Deere, Farm Bureau Bank, Farm Bureau Financial Serves and FMC Corporation.”

To Apply, a company must be a Farm Bureau Member, and fill out a ten-question application.

The 2021 Ag Innovation Challenge winner, Harvust, is based in Walla Walla.

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