Mark Mendick of Moulton presented his ultra high pressure fire suppression system on the national stage last week.

Iowa-based Appanoose Manufactured Products was named a top four finalist at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 2024 Ag Innovation Challenge last week during the organization’s annual convention in Salt Lake City.

Following a preliminary competition Jan. 19 featuring 10 initial semifinalists, Appanoose Manufactured of Moulton was selected to compete in the live pitch finals against three other ag businesses for a shot at winning a $35,000 grand prize.

Earning first-place honors was Barn Owl Precision Agriculture of Colorado, which manufactures a fully autonomous robot that supports farmers...