This year’s JFC Innovation Awards for Rural Business is open for entries. The overall prize fund for the competition is valued at €40,000. This includes cash prizes totaling €12,000 provided by JFC Manufacturing, advertising in the Irish Farmers’ Journal valued at €14,000, and mentoring and business support worth €14,000. The awards are organised by Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture Northern Ireland and Irish Farmers Journal and sponsored by JFC.
Entry is open to farmers and rural entrepreneurs with well thought out business ideas or with new and innovative businesses that have commenced trading in the last 5 years. The awards, now in their eighth year, have highlighted excellent ideas that rural entrepreneurs and farmers have used to set up new businesses.
Full details and application forms available at:http://www.teagasc.ie/ruraldev/startingyourownbusiness/jfcawards.asp
Closing Date for Entries: 20 December 2013