Ownership Microloan

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Ownership Microloans, administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), offer financial assistance tailored to the unique needs of beginning farmers, small-scale producers, and those engaged in niche farming operations. These loans provide funding for the purchase of farmland, the construction or improvement of farm buildings, and other capital expenditures. Ownership Microloans aim to help farmers acquire the necessary assets to establish and grow their operations, ensuring financial stability and supporting the development of diverse agricultural enterprises.

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How to Enroll: To apply for an Ownership Microloan, producers must complete and submit a loan application to their local FSA office. The application process includes providing detailed financial and production information, as well as a comprehensive farm business plan. Detailed enrollment instructions and deadlines are available through the local FSA office or the official USDA website.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include beginning farmers, small family farm operators, and those engaged in niche or non-traditional farming operations. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or qualified aliens with a satisfactory credit history and the ability to demonstrate farm management experience or education.

While FSA is committed to serving all farmers and ranchers, by statute, FSA targets a portion of all Microloan funding to historically underserved farmers and ranchers, which include:

Maximum $ Amount:  

Up to $50,000


Official Program Page

Microloans Fact Sheet

FSA Loan Assistance Tool

Farmers.gov Loan Information