Want to Jumpstart your Food or Ag Business?

April 5, 2017

Apply for Best Farm-to-Table StartupMore than half of Americans either work for, or own, a small business. If you have an idea for your own business, now is the time to take it to the next level.  Enter the Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge and compete for $145,000.

The Challenge is a national competition focused on entrepreneurs with food and agricultural businesses. Businesses across agriculture are eligible, including farms, ranches, agritourism, CSAs, food hubs, aquaponics, farm-to-table businesses, local food production and craft breweries.

Entrepreneurs compete for:

  • $145,000 in startup funds
  • Opportunity to pitch to multimillion dollar investors
  • Booth space at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention
  • Feedback from national business experts
  • Education on venture capital and expanding their businesses

Applications for the contest open May 1, 2017 and close on June 30, 2017. To see if you’re up for the challenge, visit StrongRuralAmerica.com/challenge.