FarmStart is a unique agricultural investment program that opens the doors for beginning farmers and ag businesses to obtain capital to get their farm operations off the ground. Myra Marcellin, Senior Loan Officer, shares her thoughts on this beginning farmer program from an advisor's perspective.
Finding labor, and qualified labor at that, has been a growing concern in the U.S., especially within the agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products industries. In part one of this three-part series, learn how two operations have partnered with vocational schools to find skilled labor.
All startup business owners have their own, unique reason for how they cultivated their passion. Robert Stewart is no different. Growing up in South Kingstown, RI, cultivated Rob’s passion for fishing. Jacob Raleigh helps tell this commercial fisherman’s story.
For more than two decades, Farm Credit East has been committed to supporting the industry’s next generation by awarding higher education scholarships. To date, we've awarded nearly 500 scholarships to qualified students committed to careers in agriculture, commercial fishing or the forest products industry, amounting to $736,500. Learn more about what some of our past recipients are up to today.