Alabama Ag Innovation Challenge
  • Please read the following statements:

    1) Businesses eligible to compete in The Challenge must be for-profit. Non-profit businesses are not eligible. I certify that the startup I am representing is a for-profit business.

    2) You must be at least 18 years of age to compete in The Challenge. I (team lead) am 18 years of age or older.

    3) Businesses who have received a funding round beyond Series A are not eligible to compete in The Challenge. I certify that the startup I am representing has not received funding beyond a Series A offering.

    4) Previous Semi-Finalist businesses are not eligible to compete in The Challenge for at least one year. I certify that the startup I am representing was not a Semi-Finalist business in the 2021 Farm Bureau® Ag Innovation Challenge.

    5) I understand that if I am selected as a semi-finalist business in the national contest, I will be required to compete live in-person at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention January 7-12, 2022, Atlanta, Georgia. (AFBF will cover hotel accommodations and airfare for up to two team members.)

    6) I understand that if I am selected as a semi-finalist business in the national contest, I will be required to provide content for various types of communications pieces, about my business solution, my experience competing and serve as the Final Four competition emcee in The Challenge for one year after the 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention.

    7) I agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Alabama Farmers Federation Ag Innovation Challenge (link at top of page) and the Terms and Conditions of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag Innovation Challenge (link at top of page).

    8) I hereby certify that all statements I have made, and information provided in this application are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that a false statement will disqualify me from the competition.
  • Company Information

  • * Please use the exact spelling that you would like to see on communications and promotional materials.
  • Company Social Media Handles (optional)

    * By listing these you agree to be tagged in promotional posts for the competition.
  • Team Lead Information

  • * Team Lead will serve as the main point of contact throughout the competition.
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  • Team Leader's Personal Social Media Handles (optional)

    * By listing these you agree to be tagged in promotional posts for the competition.
  • Eligibility Requirements

    Employees of the Alabama Farmers Federation, AFBF, other Farm Bureau entities or Farm Bureau affiliated companies, Farm Credit, and sponsor companies are not eligible to compete in The Challenge. If you answer “Yes” to any of a) through d) you are not eligible to compete in The Challenge.
  • Yes No
    a. Alabama Farmers Federation or any Farm Bureau organization, at the county, state, or national level?
    b. A Farm Bureau affiliate company such as AAIC or Farm Bureau Bank?
    c. The Farm Credit System entities and their affiliated organizations?
    d. Sponsor companies and their affiliated organizations?
  • Membership Information

    Only current Alabama Farmers Federation members are eligible for The Challenge. Click here to become a member.
  • • Are you a current Alabama Farmers Federation member? (Yes or No)
    • Name associated with Alabama Farmers Federation membership.
    • County Federation associated with membership.
    • Zip Code associated with Federation membership.
  • Business Overview

  • Business Case

  • Why should you be the Farmers Federation Entrepreneur of the Year?

  • Upload a minimum of two and up to five images that highlight your team and your business. (These will be shared with the public. Do not include confidential information.) You must own the rights to these photos. Do not include photos of recognizable people who are not affiliated with your company unless you have their written permission. The submitted images will only be used for The Challenge.

    Photo Guidelines:
    High Quality Image (can be shot with an iPhone)
    Only JPG and PNG are accepted files

    Recommended Images:
    Product Image
    Action Shot (non-posed)
    Team Photo
  • Video Pitch

    Record a three-minute or less video pitch for your business.

    - Length: 3 minutes


    - Aspect Ratio: 16x9 (filmed horizontally)


    - Answer These Questions:


    o Introduce your team and share your story of how and why your company started


    o Provide an overview of your business.


    o Describe the challenge affecting farmers, ranchers and / or rural communities that your business addresses.


    o Explain why you should be the Ag Innovation Challenge Winner and how winning this competition would impact you/your business.



    Upload your video to YouTube as a non‐private video. You can designate the video as “Unlisted” if you wish but be sure the video is not “Private.” NOTE: This will be shared with the general public. Do not include confidential information.
  • The information on this entry form and attached application to be accurate and true statements. I also agree that I agree with the eligibility criteria listed on page one and that all facts in this document may be used for publication, with the exception of confidential information which will be kept confidential. By participating in the Event, I warrant that our company fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts the official contest rules and the decisions of the judges and staff, which are final and binding.

    Ag Innovation Terms and Conditions (link at top of page)