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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. 
Prospective borrowers must be of legal age to apply for a loan.

  • 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.