Jun 09, 2016
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge is the first national business competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs working on food and agriculture businesses. Rural entrepreneurs pitch innovative business ideas to a team of judges with expertise in business development and agribusiness. These entrepreneurs compete for $145,000 of startup funds. The Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year award winner receives $30,000 and the People’s Choice award winner receives $25,000 in startup funds. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2016. More information and an application is available here.