Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge


The Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge is the first national business competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs working on food and agriculture businesses. Rural entrepreneurs compete for $145,000 in startup funds. 


NEW for 2018 Challenge


Ten rural entrepreneurs will share $145,000 in startup funds.

  • Four finalists will each be awarded $15,000 and compete for an additional $25,000
  • Six best-in-show winners will each be awarded $10,000, categories include:
    • ​Best Farm Startup
    • Best Agritourism Startup
    • Best Farm-to-Table Startup
    • Best Ag Tech & Support Services Startup
    • Best Craft Beverage Startup
    • Best Local Product Startup
  • Learn more about the best-in-show categories.

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