AFBF announced an ag technology entry as the Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year as part of its Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The winner was announced at AFBF’s 97th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show.
AccuGrain of Rose Hill, Iowa, team lead Ryan Augustine, was selected from a field of four finalists and received a total of $30,000 in prize money to implement his business idea, which is X-ray technology to inventory flowing grain in real time.
Garnering 49 percent of the vote, Farm Specific Technology of Bolivar, Tennessee, team lead Shawn Butler, won the People’s Choice award in the competition and $10,000 in prize money for a no-till crimper for cover crop production.

AFBF news release