NCAT NCAT ATTRA ATTRA

Sign up for the
Weekly Harvest Newsletter!

Published every Wednesday, the Weekly Harvest e-newsletter is a free Web digest of sustainable agriculture news, resources, events and funding opportunities gleaned from the Internet. See past issues of the Weekly Harvest.
Sign up here


Search This Site

Sign up for the Weekly Harvest Newsletter

What Is Sustainable Agriculture?

Master Publication List

Search Our Databases

Urban Agriculture

Energy Alternatives

Beginning Farmer

Field Crops

Horticultural Crops

Livestock & Pasture

Local Food Systems

Food Safety

Marketing, Business & Risk Management

Organic Farming

Pest Management

Soils & Compost

Water Management

Ecological Fisheries and Ocean Farming

Other Resources

Sign Up for The Dirt E-News

Home Page


Contribute to NCAT

Newsletters

Newsletter sign up button

· Privacy Policy · Newsletter Archives


RSS Icon XML Feeds

RSS 2.0: Events, Breaking News, Funding Opportunities Atom: Events, Breaking News, Funding Opportunities

 

NCAT strives to make our information available to everyone who needs it. If you are a limited-access or low-income farmer and find that one of our publications is just not in your budget, please call 800-346-9140.

 

How are we doing?

 

Home  >  Beginning Farmer  >   Financing Your Farm: Guidance for Beginning Farmers (Summary)

Financing Your Farm: Guidance for Beginning Farmers



financingyourfarm.png

Digital Price:

 $1.99

Print Price:

 $4.99

Kindle Price:

 $1.99

By Hannah Lewis

Published: October 2011

Updated: October 2011

© NCAT

IP420

8 pages


Add Digital Download to Cart

or

Add Print Copy to Cart

or

Buy Kindle Version

or

Subscribe Now


Introduction

The purpose of this publication is to lay out several financing options available to beginning farmers to start a farm, and to illuminate the step-by-step process of applying for a loan. Small- and medium-scale sustainable farmers and those new to the world of finance are the target audience for this publication. The intention is to help these readers consider a range of options for raising capital and reducing expenses involved in starting a farm, with a bank or government loan as just one tool, albeit an important one, in a whole toolkit of creative possibilities.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Traditional Lenders
Think Like a Banker
Preparing a Loan Application
Other Ways to Raise Start-Up Capital
Reducing Costs and Minimizing Financial Risk
Conclusion
References
Further Resources

Note: Digital downloads are in full color. Printed, mailed copies are only available in black & white.

 

Back to top

This page was last updated on: November 21, 2017