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.


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 $75,000 to get their business off the ground. Learn more

Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmer Incentive Program

To help young, beginning, small and veteran farmers get started in agriculture, Farm Credit East’s Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran 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


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

Webinar Series: Harvesting a Profit
This three-part webinar series covers basic business management topics for small to mid-size farms, such as understanding financial statements, planning and measuring profitability. Click here for more information.