Posted: October 19, 2023

Are you interested in being part of a team to pitch a new idea for a business or non-profit in agriculture, food, bio renewables and community?

Ag Springboard is a fun and challenging way to learn how to pitch your ideas — a valuable skill for any career path. And you might just start a company. Students have gone on to do just that after their Ag Springboard experience.

During Spring 2024 student teams will pitch an idea for a new business or non-profit, and compete to win a $7,500 grand prize and $2,500 second prize at Ag Springboard.

We can help match students to teams, and coach teams on their pitch. Teams must include a student from the College of Ag Sciences.

This is like TV's Shark Tank — but for College of Agricultural Sciences' students! Ag Springboard is a signature event of the college's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program.

Contact Dr. Mark Gagnon at to find out more.