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Beginning Farmer Resources

Partnering with FSA and RFA to support beginning farmers.

Young Farmer Corn Field

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.