HydroSide Systems Wins 2020 Ag Innovation Challenge and Becomes Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year
AUSTIN, TX., January 22, 2020 — HydroSide Systems LLC is the winner of the sixth annual Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge, becoming the 2020 Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year. AFBF, in partnership with Farm Credit, announced the winner at AFBF’s 101st Annual Convention. HydroSide has received a total of $30,000 in prize money to help grow the business.
“From the beginning, we’ve believed that HydroSide is the better way to irrigate crops,” said Dana Mohr, CEO of HydroSide Systems. “However, there’s no greater honor than receiving a national award because other people believe in what you can offer too. We believe God is in control and know that this award is just one of the many great things He’ll do with and for our company in the coming years.”
The Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge is the first national competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs, and the competition continues to provide an opportunity for U.S. startups to showcase business innovations in food and agriculture.
“In communities across the country, folks are coming up with innovative solutions to help farmers and ranchers continue to grow healthy, affordable food, fuel, and fiber,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “I’m proud this competition has supported so many start-up companies as they develop new technologies that have great potential to be implemented on farms and ranches nationwide and grow our rural economy.”
Innovative Agriculture Technologies LLC won the People’s Choice Award, which is decided by public vote, and receives a total of $25,000 for their business. North Carolina Farm Bureau member Matthew Parker led the Innovative Agriculture Technologies team, which aims to streamline the pine straw harvesting process.
Rantizo, led by Iowa Farm Bureau member Michael Ott, and Hivelend, led by Maryland Farm Bureau member Dawn Musil are the other two finalists who competed in the final round of the challenge in Austin.
ABOUT HYDROSIDE: Most farmers don’t want to spend time moving and maintaining irrigation lines. That’s why we invented HydroSide. Our system automates your wheel lines and hose reels so your crops get the right water at the right time. Take back your time and let HydroSide help you run your farm even smoother. To learn more please visit https://hydroside.com