The Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge gives new agriculture businesses a boost in a startup. More than $145,000 of startup funds will be given out during this year’s challenge. Four finalists, recently announced, will compete for $25,000 in January. AFBF rural development director Lisa Benson says even the businesses that won’t be competing in the finals benefit from applying for the challenge.
Finalists in the challenge will head to a live competition during the 2018 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Nashville.
Applications for next year’s challenge will be available in May of 2018 at www.strongruralamerica.com. However, Benson says interested applicants should start preparing now.
That’s AFBF rural development director Lisa Benson.