FAQ’S

The deadline for applications is August 30, 2019

No, individuals can apply as long as they have a concept/innovation which is relevant to UK agriculture

Any start-up business with a technology-based concept in UK agriculture. Applicants should have a credible and feasible business or business plan.  Products should be technically proven – with either a prototype or as a working product. Ideally, applicants should have a clear roadmap to a profitable operation of the concept.

It is not necessary to submit a business plan initially but, if you have one, it is recommended you append it as it might further support your application. All finalists will be asked to provide a business plan.

The pitch should not exceed 5 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A session with the panel.

Once the closing date for entries pass, the panel will meet to agree a shortlist of entrepreneurs. Successful candidates will be invited to Farm491 in Cirencester on November 21 to present their concept/business to the panel.

Finalists can choose to bring with them someone to support them in their pitch providing this person has direct involvement in the concept/invention.

Our dedicated Agri Innovation team will work closely with the overall winner to facilitate the prize package and ensure a full due diligence exercise is undertaken.

Throughout the campaign, there will only be press coverage in Farmers Guardian and sister titles Arable Farming and Dairy Farmer alongside social media platforms.

Finalists will be filmed on the presentation day and will be shared on the same platforms along with BASF and Farm491.

If you have any more questions, please contact us on +44 (0) 1772 799419