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Beginning Farmer Resources

We partnered with the FSA and RFA to provide more opportunities for you to cultivate your agribusiness.

a little boy sitting on a person's lap in a tractor
Ok, maybe not quite that young of a beginning farmer...

Ready to get started with your banker?
Contact your banker and in the meantime, use this Ag Loan Checklist to start compiling relevant documents. 

  • Designed to help both new and established family-sized farms receive financing
  • Competitive rates to meet a wide range of agricultural needs:
    • Land
    • Livestock
    • Equipment
    • Feed
    • Seed
    • Supplies
    • Building construction
    • Farm improvements
  • Two types of farm operating loans available
Visit the USDA website to learn more about FSA Guaranteed Farm Loan Programs.
  • Secure terms and conditions not typically available otherwise
  • Typically lower rates than other private lenders
  • A wide range of programs available for specific purposes — each with individual borrower criteria and other details:
    • Basic Beginning Farmer
    • Seller Assisted
    • Agricultural Improvement
    • Restructure II
    • Livestock Expansion
    • Value-Added Stock
    • Livestock Equipment
    • Farm Opportunity
  • Quick, local decision-making and processing
  • Attentive, friendly service from start to finish
Visit the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) website to learn more about RFA Loan Programs.