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Young & Beginning Farmer Loans (FarmLaunch)

FarmLaunch Loans

Ready to kick-start your farming operation? As leaders in agricultural finance, we understand the unique challenges that young and beginning farmers face when starting a new agricultural endeavor. That’s why we developed FarmLaunch, a start-up loan program to support young farmers (age 35 years or less) and beginning farmers (less than 10 years of farming experience), including military veterans or reservists entering the agricultural industry with limited financial resources.

We provide access to financing, educational resources and mentorship to aid the development of sound business practices and a lasting relationship with a trusted lender. With FarmLaunch, you’ll receive updates regarding events and educational resources offered by the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. By applying for this program, you may even qualify for more flexible credit approval standards and terms.

Loan Officer Perspective

“FarmLaunch allows us to start forming relationships with promising young and beginning farmers who are just building their operations, and for some, their credit history.”

Becky Ramsey, Branch Manager (Culpeper, VA)
Customer Perspective

"It's valuable for beginning farmers to work with Farm Credit because they understand the challenges and how hard it is to start farming as a young individual.”

Holly Coffman, Summit View Farm (Broadway, VA)