Farm Bureau Announces Ag Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalists
Farm Bureau this week named the ten semi-finalists that will compete in the Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. American Farm Bureau Director of Industry Relations, Chase Hieneman, says the teams of entrepreneurs will compete for startup funding.
Hieneman… “We're super excited to have announced the top ten semifinalists for the American Farm Bureau's Ag Innovation Challenge. We've had a really great crop of companies from the applicants who submitted applications for this coveted program now in the 10th year, and I'm really excited to get them to convention to compete for much-needed capital to help expand their businesses.”
Hieneman says the program offers competitors valuable training and insights, as well as networking and exposure.
Hieneman… “We have some partners that are going to provide some pitch training through Cornell University. We have some opportunities for them to engage with potential funders at Convention. They will be able to connect with our members and then of course, they'll compete for up to $165,000 in award money that will help them expand their businesses and continue to provide those services and products.”
The Ag Innovation Challenge is sponsored by Bayer, John Deere, Farm Bureau Bank, Farm Bureau Financial Services, and T-Mobile. The ten semi-finalists include Barn Owl Precision Agriculture from Colorado, Share Farm from Washington and UAV-IQ from California. Learn more at fb.org/challenge.