FarmStart & New Farmer Info.

 
 

Young, beginning and small farmers are a vital part of agriculture and Farm Credit East is proud to provide innovative products and services that contribute to their success. Learn more about the programs Farm Credit East provides to help young, beginning and small farmers get started in agriculture.

Click any of the links below to learn more about that program.

FarmStart 

Are you a new farmer or farm cooperative who is confident that you’ll be successful, but have a minimal track record and limited financial resources? FarmStart assists beginning farmers and new cooperatives through their startup years by providing working capital investments of up to $50,000 to get their business off the ground. Learn more

Young, Beginning, Small Farmer Incentive Program

To help young, beginning and small farmers get started in agriculture, Farm Credit East’s Young, Beginning, Small Farmer Incentive program provides special incentives to program participants. Incentives include discounts on services such as farm accounting software, tax preparation, consulting and appraisal for up to five years. Learn more

GenerationNext 

Seminar series focused on progressing the overall business knowledge and management ability of participants. GenerationNext is optimal for young people, ages 20 to 35, who are involved in the agriculture industry and are the middle-managers/managers of a farm or agricultural business. Learn more

Are you new to farming or want to expand your knowledge?

Click here for some helpful resources

Hearing on Transition to a New Generation of Farmers
In a testimony before the Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture on December 11, 2012, Gary Bradley, Farm Credit East Executive Vice President,​ gave a statement supporting the success of young and beginning farmers. Click here to read the testimony.