Iowa start-up AccuGrain wins AFBF competition

Iowa start-up AccuGrain wins AFBF competition

Iowa start-up company AccuGrain, which provides a system to accurately measure grain on the go, captured the top prize last week in the American Farm Bureau (AFBF) Rural Entre­pre­neurship Challenge.

AccuGrain’s win, which was worth a total of $30,000 for the start-up in Rose Hill in Mahaska County, marks the second consecutive win for an Iowa start-up in AFBF’s two-year-old contest, which was launched to spur entrepreneurship in rural America. ScoutPro, an Iowa-based mobile crop scouting and pest identification technology, was named AFBF’s Rural Entrepreneur of the Year during 2015’s inaugural competition.

"It’s a big honor to be selected out of the four great teams," said Ryan Augustine, a 2012 Iowa State University (ISU) ...

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