Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

Congratulations to the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Winners!

The American Farm Bureau Federation together with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s StartupHoyas are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.

ScoutPro of Lone Tree, Iowa was named Rural Entrepreneur of the Year and Pasturebird, LLC of Temecula, California won the People's Choice Award.

ScoutPro develops and deploys mobile crop scouting software for farmers and scout crops. In winning the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, team lead Michael Koenig received a total of $30,00 in prize money for his business. Pasturebird, LLC, led by Paul Greive, won an additional $10,000 in prize money. Members of the live audience at teh Challenge finals competition and members of the general public voted online to select the People's Choice winner. Pasturebird is a cost-effective method of producing pastured poultry on a large scale. 

For more information about the winners, please read out annoucement press release

Check out the news about the national finalists .