“We are ecstatic and pleased with the great applications and innovations occurring in rural communities across the country!” said Dr. Lisa Benson, AFBF’s director of rural development.
“We exceeded our goal for the number of applicants and doubled submissions compared to last year.”
All applications, which include a business plan, video pitch and photo, will be reviewed by judges and provided feedback. The top 10 teams will be announced in October. This includes six teams who will each win $10,000 in startup funds and the final four teams who will advance as finalists.
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