American Farm Bureau Federation announced this week their partnership with Georgetown University on the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative (REI) to develop an online educational series and the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge competition.
Entrepreneurship Webinar Series: A free webinar series will be launched with the first session taking place on Tuesday, July 29, at 3 p.m. Eastern. The 60-minute online training will provide an overview of the REI initiative and what members can expect from participating in the webinars. A complete training schedule and registration information is available here.
Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge: The Challenge provides an opportunity for individuals to pitch business ideas to a team of expert judges at the AFBF 96th Annual Convention, slated for Jan. 9-14 in San Diego. Participants will compete for the Rural Entrepreneur of the Year Award and prize money of up to $30,000 to implement their ideas. To learn more about the challenge and submit an online application, visit this website.