AFBF, in partnership with Farm Credit, has opened online applications for its 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. 

The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations in agriculture. This is the fifth year of the Challenge, which is the first national business competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs launching food and agriculture businesses. 

Competitors are invited to submit for-profit business ideas related to food and agriculture online at by Sept. 24. Utah's Wild Valley Farms made it to the Final Four last year, taking home more than $15,000 in start-up funds.