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Rural Iowa tech start-up qualifies for Farm Bureau Entrepreneurship Challenge

Swinetech

For the fourth consecutive year, Iowa entrepreneurs were finalists in the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, with SwineTech Inc., an Oskaloosa-based ag technology start-up, advancing to the Final Four of this year’s competition.    

Founders Matthew Rooda and Abraham Espinoza of SwineTech Inc. were selected out of 471 applicants and were awarded $15,000. They will compete against three other finalists for the coveted AFBF Entrepreneur of the Year Award and People’s Choice Award during a live competition at AFBF’s 99th annual convention in Nashville on Jan. 7.  

The entrepreneurs will share their business vision with the judges as ...




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