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American Farm Bureau

First Annual Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Launched

Jul 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Federation together with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s StartupHoyas today announced the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The first-of-its-kind challenge provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innov.. READ MORE

American Farm Bureau

Webinars Highlight Entrepreneurship for Rural America

Jul 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative, today announced a new online business training resource for rural entrepreneurs and Farm Bureau members. The series, launching with five webinars in 2014, is a key component of the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative, a joint .. READ MORE

American Farm Bureau

Local Communities Benefit from Ag Literacy Mini-Grants

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded 11 $500 mini-grants to communities across the nation. The grants are awarded through the Foundation’s White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program... READ MORE

Newsline

Farm Bureau Launches Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

Jul 24, 2014

The American Farm Bureau Federation sees rural entrepreneurship as the key to creating successful rural communities for the future. That’s why AFBF has partnered with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative to launch the first-of-its-kind Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. Seanica Otterby has the story... LISTEN

Newsline

Overcoming Challenges Surrounding Biotechnology

Jul 22, 2014

For more than 20 years, biotechnology has helped farmers increase productivity to meet the food demands of a growing population. Although it continues to face consumer criticism, the future of biotechnology looks bright. Seanica Otterby has the story... LISTEN

FBlog

You gotta make hay while the sun shines!

Jul 21, 2014

Summer is truly my favorite time of the entire year.  The cows are contentedly grazing in the mountain pastures, calves are growing, the corn is stretching higher and higher towards the sun, and life... READ MORE

FB Act Insider

Farm Bureau Decodes Water Rule Proposal, Asks EPA to Rescind

Jul 23, 2014

The American Farm Bureau Federation released to Congress a comprehensive document that responds, point by point, to numerous inaccurate and misleading comments made about the Environmental Protection ... READ MORE

Rural Community Building

New website means limitless opportunities for rural entrepreneurs

Jul 23, 2014

By Morgan Slaven, American Farm Bureau Federation Program Assistant – Membership and Program Development Technology, market prices, and consumer trends are among the thousands of variables that ... READ MORE

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AFBF is the unified national voice of agriculture working through our grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities.

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