Young, Beginning, and Small Farmer Loans

Young, beginning and small (YBS) farmers, including veterans and minorities that are young, beginning or small, make important contributions to North Carolina agriculture. Cape Fear Farm Credit is committed to being a reliable, consistent and conservative lender for their unique needs as we understand the challenges YBS farmers face so we have developed special programs and financial options designed with your needs in mind. 

 

 

"Grow Your Farm" - an Ag education program is an additional resource for young, beginning or small farmers. The “Grow your Farm” Program is designed to support agricultural educational opportunities. Annually, new and existing young, beginning, or small farmers/agri-business owners can apply for funds to assist them in covering the cost to attend educational programs to advance their agricultural knowledge and business skills. 

Apply for Funds - a YBS Resource

Educational Opportunities: Not only do we assist young, beginning and small farmers with their financing needs, but we are your partner for success as we offer programs that include a mentor, writing a business plan, finance and budget seminars and more. Learn more about AgBiz Courses.

  • Are you a Young, Beginning or Small Farmer?

    Cape Fear Farm Credit understands the unique challenges you face and has special programs and financial options designed with your needs in mind. The objective of the young, beginning and small farmers program, including serving the needs of veterans and minorities that are young, beginning or small, is to make a concentrated and cooperative effort to finance entry and continuation of farmers in agriculture.

    Young

    35 years of age or less

    Beginning

    Farming for 10 years or less in your own operation

    Small

    Less than $250,000 in annual gross farm sales

  • I appreciate Cape Fear Farm Credit's commitment to the young generation of farmers as we learn about financial planning and business efficiencies.

    Andrew Burgess, AgBiz Graduate and Emerging Entrepreneur Conference Attendee
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