2017 Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

2017 Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

Apply now for the 2018 Challenge!

The American Farm Bureau Federation 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 lisab@fb.org or visit http://www.strongruralamerica.com/challenge/

Watch a video of the 2016 challenge here:

Content for this story was provided by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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