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Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Seeking Applications For “Grow Your Future” Award

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is seeking applications for their “Grow Your Future” Award for farmer members, ages 18-35, who have created a niche or specialty business. The top three contest winners will receive cash prizes to grow their business with first place taking home $7,500, second place $5,000 and third place $2,500.

Online applications are due by September 1st along with a short contestant-created video about the business, its impact on the local community and future goals. To learn more about eligibility for the Grow Your Future Award and how to enter, visit

Ten finalists will be selected from the submitted applications. A public vote will launch on Dec. 6th and run through Dec. 12th to narrow the playing field. The top six “favorite” entrepreneurs that emerge from the voting ring will compete in a pitch-off during the 2022 Young Farmer Conference where the prize-winning top three will be announced.

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