2023 Small Farm Innovation Challenge

Steering tech innovation towards small-scale farming solutions while promoting strong, local food economies across California.

APPLICATION PORTAL - NOW OPEN

The Innovation Challenge invites farmers, entrepreneurs, students, hackers and any ingenious, farm-loving thinkers to propose tech-based innovations that will help small scale agriculture compete, survive and thrive. All ideas, big or small, in any phase of development, will be accepted for the Innovation Challenge. 

Contact us with any questions at techhub@caff.org
DEADLINE TO APPLY: NOVEMBER 1, 2022
Please select the application portal that best describes you and your innovation. You may only apply to one portal. 

DIY
INNOVATORS

No idea is too simple! You've welded, repurposed, coded, or jerry-rigged your way to a small farm solution and you want to share it with the world. This challenge category is for all you open-source, tinkering, do-it-yourself innovators.

SOFTWARE INNOVATORS

You've got a new marketable product or business idea designed to help solve one of the many software challenges facing small farms today. Software is used by a computer.

HARDWARE INNOVATORS

You've got a new marketable product or idea designed to help solve one of the many hardware challenges facing small farms today. Accepting any stage of development.
Hardware is a tool, machinery, or other durable equipment.

Small cash prize presented to winner from each category. 

Check out the 2022 Winners

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OVERVIEW: SMALL FARM INNOVATION CHALLENGE

GET INVOLVED

Interested in getting more involved in the Small Farm Innovation Challenge as a judge, promotional partner, or sponsor? We’d love to hear from you!

Or contact techhub@caff.org | 619-333-8412

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