Farm Bureau® Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge


Congratulations 2016 winners!


  • AccuGrain, winner of the Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year award and $15,000 (for a total of $30,000 with the finalist prize)
  • Farm Specific Technology, winner of the People's Choice Award and $10,000 (for a total of $25,000 with the finalist prize)



Watch the Challenge event 


The 2016 Challenge event, the final round of the Challenge competition, took place at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Orlando.


Our judges included:


  • Brett Challenger, Regional Vice President, Regional Agribusiness Banking Division, CoBank
  • Justin Renfro, Program Manager, Kiva
  • Nathan Tacha, Vice President & Senior Commercial Information Officer, Bank of America
  • Dr. Edward Rister, Professor in Rural Entrepreneurship & Associate Dept. Head, Dept. of Agricultural Economics,Texas A&M University


Watch the Awards Announcement


The Farm Bureau Entrepreneuer of the Year and People's Choice winners were announced at closing general session at the American Farm Bureau Convention. Watch the annoucement below.