Calling Ag innovators! $100K challenge seeks solutions

Jun 11, 2024

Farm Bureau Extends application deadline for Ag startup competition


Attention U.S. agricultural entrepreneurs! The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has extended the application deadline for the 2025 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. This national competition awards startups creating solutions for challenges faced by American farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.

The grand prize winner receives $100,000, the runner-up gets $25,000, and two finalists receive $10,000 each. Farm Bureau offers a total of $145,000 in startup funding.

After the application period closes on June 22nd, 10 semi-finalists will be chosen and announced in September. These teams will compete virtually for a spot in the final four.

The final four will present their ideas live at the AFBF Convention in January 2025, competing for the top prize and runner-up title.

The Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge is a great opportunity for agribusiness startups to gain recognition, funding, and exposure to industry leaders. Recent winners include Barn Owl Precision Agriculture (2024) and NORDEF (2023).

For eligibility details, application guidelines, and past winner information, visit While not required for initial application, becoming a Farm Bureau member is necessary for semi-finalists.

Don't miss this chance to win big and make a difference in American agriculture! Apply by June 22nd!