The 2025 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge with a prize of $100,000 is accepting applications by June 15th.

Are you an entrepreneur with a product or invention that could solve a challenge in agriculture? Submit your idea to win a slice of $145,000 in startup funds from the 2025 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge by June 15th. See the details of this competition, now in its 11th year, below.

Details of the 2025 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge

The 2025 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge is “a national business competition that showcases U.S. startups developing innovative solutions that address challenges facing America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities,” according to the Farm Bureau website. The competition is a way to “identify the top entrepreneurs who are addressing both traditional challenges farmers face on their operation, such as access to labor, optimizing yield and reducing operating costs, to entrepreneurs who are addressing new challenges facing farmers and rural communities.”

The Florida Farm Bureau’s website shared that “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 winner of the Ag Innovation Challenge will be awarded $100,000 and the runner-up will receive $25,000. 

Further information on the challenge and how to submit a business idea can be found at

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