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Next Generation Farmers

Growing With You - A Plan For Beginning Farmers

Need a kick start? Or maybe you are ready for growth. 

We offer dependable credit for the next farming generation to get you started on your way to success. Are you a young, beginning or small farmer? See if you qualify for one of our special loan programs, designed specifically to help young, beginning and small farmers succeed.

  • A young farmer is one who is 35 years of age or younger.
  • A beginning farmer is one who has 10 or fewer years farming, ranching or aquatic agriculture experience.
  • A small farmer is one who generates less than $250,000 in annual gross agricultural or aquatic sales.

If that sounds like you, Farm Credit of Florida is ready to help! One of our loan officers will be glad to review your situation and work with you to find the financial program that works best for you. We care about your success. We work closely with government organizations like FSA and their guarantee programs to help you get in business and stay in business.

“With the support of Farm Credit we have been able to develop a program to improve best practices and technologies allowing us to become a cutting edge blueberry farm.”
Brittany Lee

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Our loan officers will review your situation and work with you to find the financial program that works best for you.  From encouraging the new generation of agriculture producers and youth, to helping educate consumers about the importance of agriculture, Farm Credit's commitment to thriving rural communities extends beyond providing financial services. We are dedicated to advancing agriculture- today and tomorrow.

Partner For the Long Run

We're here to support your farm now and we'll still be here offering support as your operation becomes larger and more complex. Our loan officers understand agriculture and can help you through the many challenges associated with a new farm operation, transferring an existing operation and expanding into new commodities or territories.

Mentoring and Resources

We care about your success. For more than 100 years we've helped farmers with a passion and vision just like you make those dreams come true.  We work closely with government organizations like FSA and their guarantee programs to help you get in business and stay in business.

Not sure how to build a rock-solid business plan or how to manage pesticide regulations? Here are a few of the programs we partner with to further your ag education:

"I’ve always respected the hard work involved with agriculture, and I am thankful that Farm Credit was able to make my childhood dream of being a farmer come true.”
Dr. Fred Gainous

Let us help get you started in farming.