Farm Bureau® Challenge
The Farm Bureau® Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge is the first national business competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs working on food and agriculture businesses. American Farm Bureau is committed to helping rural communities thrive. The heartbeat of rural communities are the businesses that are developed there. The Challenge provides rural entrepreneurs with seed money to help grow their 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 2016 Challenge Top Ten teams have been selected. Six semi-finalists will each receive $10,000 in startup funds. Four finalists will each receive $15,000 and compete for an additional $25,000 at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Orlando in January 2016.