FAQ

What is FarmRaise, exactly?

We are a farmer-obsessed team that gets you farm funding (grants, loans, cost-share). Our simplified farm funding app applies you for major USDA cost-share programs in less than 20 minutes. We also track local and state funding programs as they open throughout the year and provide 1:1 support to help you unlock more capital!

Why does FarmRaise exist?

We're here because farmers and ranchers asked for more accessible farm funding. We know producers are struggling to be profitable and aim to equip farmers across America with the tools they need to reach their goals. We demystify ag finance, eliminate stressful paperwork, and make funding more accessible to producers.

How much does it cost? How do you make money?

FarmRaise is $25/mo (cancel anytime) and offers real-time alerts on local and federal grant programs, a simplified, common app for cost-share and loans, and 1:1 farm funding support through FarmRaise office hours. Any grants you apply for with FarmRaise will incur a 10% fee for success. That means you only pay the 10% fee if you are awarded the grant.

Are you trying to replace the USDA?

Definitely not. The USDA and its affiliates (including the Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service) provide crucial consultation and technical services to farmers (not to mention billions of dollars in grant and cost-share funding!). We are here to simplify government paperwork on the front end so that USDA agents have more time to partner with you. We also connect you to private funding opportunities in addition to government programs.

Are you a lending agency or a bank?

Nope. But we do partner with banks and lending agencies to connect their services to farmers.

What's with your focus on soil health?

At FarmRaise, we believe that accessible funding will help farmers to not only address their short-term financial needs, but also invest in long-term assets: clean water, clean air, biodiversity, and healthy soils. These crucial natural resources preserve the farm for the next generation while making an operation more profitable and resilient.

What's your long-term goal?

FarmRaise promotes the vitality of rural communities by equipping farmers with capital to invest in their operations for the next generation. Learn more.

Who's behind this platform?

We are a small team of farmer-obsessed entrepreneurs. Some of us come from farming families, others have experience working at the USDA, in agribusiness, in tech, and in agriculture finance. You can learn more about us here!

Is this secure?

FarmRaise has taken steps to protect your information. You can review our privacy policy here. And by participating in FarmRaise services, you agree to abide by the terms laid out in our Terms & Conditions. This platform is a secure resource for you to streamline your farm funding needs and save information for future applications.