July 1, 2014: Registration opens
Aug. 15, 2014: Registration & business plan summary deadline
Sept. 30, 2014: First round finalists notified
Nov. 30, 2014: Business Plan deadline
Jan. 15, 2015: Finalists notified
Beginning 2015: Presentation to judges
Beginning 2015: Gala Event - Winners announced
* Land will be made available with free ground lease rent for up to 5 years, but contestants must pay Real Property Tax for that time. After year 5, contingent on the winner successfully implementing their plan per milestones to be mutually agreed upon by lessee and KS, the land will be leased for a longer term at normal KS agricultural lease rates.