Farm Service Agency (FSA) Loans
Description: The FSA offers low-interest loans (including farm ownership and operational loans) for farmers and ranchers to acquire or improve farming operations. These opportunities are available to growers who are denied credit elsewhere and are intended as a bridge to help producers cover costs until they’re eligible for commercial credit. The FSA has special loan funding designed for youth, beginning producers (those in business less than 10 years), minority producers, and women producers.
Type of funding: Loan
Type of application: Standard Form
Program focus area: Business/Marketing
Maximum award amount: $600,000 for ownership; $400,000 for operating; smaller amounts available in “microloans”
Average award amount: Information not currently available
Duration: 7 years for operating loans; 40 years for ownership loans
Deadline to apply: Continuous
Application acceptance rate: Information not currently available
How to apply: If you’re interested in this program, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or set up some time with us during our free office hours to discuss next steps.