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.
Starting a new business comes with its challenges – especially a new business in agriculture, commercial fishing or forest products. Yet the future of these industries is dependent on new entrants; FarmStart aims to give these individuals a healthy start in the industry.
Farm Credit East salutes veterans who have served in the U.S. military. Many of these veterans are returning home to rural areas and becoming an important part of Northeast agriculture’s landscape as they take on roles in agriculture-related fields.
Armed with an array of classroom education and innovative experience, participants in the Cornell Dairy Fellows program graduate and move into diverse roles that touch countless aspects of the region, its economy and beyond.