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

APPLICATION PORTAL

 All ideas, big or small, in any phase of development, will be accepted for the Innovation Challenge. Whether you’re an engineer or a crafty farmer, a local food-loving startup or a team of students, we’re challenging you to share an innovation that can help small-scale farms compete, survive and thrive. 

Contact us with any questions at techhub@caff.org
DEADLINE TO APPLY: NOVEMBER 1, 2021
Please select the application portal that best describes you and your innovation:

DIY
INNOVATORS

You've welded, repurposed, coded, or jerry-rigged your way to a small farm solution and you wan to share it with the world. Big or small, this challenge category is for all you open-source, tinkering, do-it-yourself innovators.

ENTREPRENEURIAL INNOVATORS

You've got a new product or business idea designed to help solve the one of the many challenges facing small farms today. Whether it's a concept, prototype, or in final development, this is the challenge category for you!

All innovators who submit a complete application will receive free registration to the 2022 California Small Farms Conference.
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OVERVIEW: SMALL FARM INNOVATION CHALLENGE

CHECK OUT THE 2019 INNOVATION CHALLENGE WINNER

THE FARMHAND TRACTOR

Learn more about the 1st Innovation Challenge held in 2019. 

BECOME A PARTNER TODAY!

The Innovation Challenge invites 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 submissions welcome – from simple creations to fully-fleshed out business plans! 

Right now, the Small Farm Tech Hub is seeking promotional partners, higher education institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, selection committee members, and sponsors to help make the 2nd Small Farm Tech Innovation Challenge possible.

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