2020 Ag Innovation Challenge
Submission Deadline10/14/2019

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is hosting the 2020 Farm Bureau® Ag Innovation Challenge. In its sixth year, the Farm Bureau® Ag Innovation Challenge is a national business competition for U.S. food and agriculture startups. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds.

Ten semi-finalist teams will be announced on Nov. 25 and awarded $10,000 each. All ten semi-finalist teams will travel to AFBF’s Annual Convention, in Austin, Texas, in January 2020, with all expenses paid, to compete in a live competition to be the Farm Bureau® Entrepreneur of the Year. The ten teams will compete in Austin to advance to the final round where four teams will receive an additional $5,000 and compete live on stage in front of Farm Bureau® members, investors and industry representatives. The final four teams will compete to win:

  • Farm Bureau® Entrepreneur of the Year award and $15,000 (chosen by judges), for a total of $30,000
  • People’s Choice award and $10,000 (chosen by public vote), for a total of $25,000

​​​Learn more by visiting Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge.

Questions? Contact aginnovation@fb.org.


Eligibility Requirements

1. Idea for a food or agriculture business

2. For-profit company

3. Current Farm Bureau member

4. At least 18 years of age at the time of the submission

Who is not eligible?

Employees of AFBF, other Farm Bureau® entities or Farm Bureau® affiliated companies, Farm Credit, John Deere, Bayer Crop Science and Country Financial are not eligible to compete in The Challenge.

For full contest details, please refer to the Terms & Conditions

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