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.

PHOTO: Ryan Augustine, AccuGrain Founder. Photo provided.

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.

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Source: Iowa Farmer Today

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