Project your revenue, costs and profits three years out to show you've thought through the finances. Dr. Mark Gagnon walks you through it.

When you're projecting numbers three years out, guesswork is OK, says Dustin Betz, founder of Green Towers and winner of Ag Springboard 2012.

But be as realistic as possible.

The Ag Springboard student business pitch contest teaches Penn State students how to pitch ideas -- a useful skill for any future. The best pitch for a new business or non-profit in the agricultural sciences wins $7,500.