Compete for a Chance to Win $100,000 in the Ag Innovation Challenge

April 2024

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to apply online for the 2025 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Now in its 11th year, this national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities. 

Applications are open for the 2025 American Farm Ag Innovation Challenge and will close June 15, 2024. The Top 10 teams will pitch virtually to compete for a spot in the Final Four. Only the Final Four teams will pitch live at the American Farm Bureau Convention in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 24-29, 2025. The Final Four teams will be awarded $10,000 and a chance to compete to advance to the final round. 

The Ag Innovation Challenge winner will be awarded $100,000 and runner-up will receive $25,000. 

For more information on the challenge and to submit your business idea, visit