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


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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