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Young & Beginning Farmer Loans (FarmLaunch)

FarmLaunch Loans

Farm Credit is here to help you grow! 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 and beginning farmers, including military veterans, entering the 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.

Get Your Free Guide!

Are you a young or beginning farmer looking to start or expand your farming operation? Request our free guide for resources related to business planning, budgeting, securing land and equipment, complying with ag regulation, managing risk and more. In addition to the 7 Steps for Successfully Starting or Scaling Your Farm Business guide, we'll share more industry insight and tips to get you started on the right track via email.

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)
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)