Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge


Apply now for the 2018 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 FB 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.

Questions? Contact Lisa Benson at

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