AccuGrain wins Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative Challenge
ROSEHILL, Iowa — AccuGrain, a Rose Hill, Iowa-based agricultural technology startup, was named the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative (REI) Challenge winner during the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show Jan. 8-13.
AccuGrain, a participant of Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa business mentoring program, was selected from a field of 165 applicants to compete with three other contestants during the second annual REI Challenge.
The four finalists competed for the award by pitching their business ideas to a team of judges and in front of a live audience on the main stage of the IDEAg Trade Show, according to an Iowa Farm Bureau news release.
AccuGrain utilizes X-Ray technology to provide real-time grain inventory management, which allows farmers to make marketing decisions at a moment’s notice. The technology also provides a safety benefit to farmers by reducing the need to climb or enter bins to assess inventory levels and moisture content.
“We are honored to receive this award,” said AccuGrain founder Ryan Augustine.
“Winning the award means that others validate our ideas and their need in a rural space, and that means a lot. We’ve had quite a few people come up and tell us how they could use our product on their farms.”
To learn more about the company, visit www.accugrain.com.
Source: Iowa Farmer Today