We help Veterans Grow.

are you thinking about pursuing farming, but you don't know where to start? 

The Illinois Farmer Veterans Alliance wants to help you take your next steps in pursuing farming. 

 

 

Financing

  • Center for Rural Affairs
    Get help with farm financial planning. See a variety of avenues to get farm funding.
     
  • United Stated Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency 
    Step-by-step information on the USDA Farm Loan Programs
     
  • Farm Aid
    Farm Aid Resource Guide for Farm Financing
     
  • Illinois Treasurer Department
    Through Ag Invest the treasury partner with approved financial institutions provided qualified farmers and agricultural professionals below market rate loans to start, expand, or add value to their farm operations.
     
  • Beginning Farmers
    Funding Resources are crucial to starting a new farm business. This page contains comprehensive information about finding financial help for starting your farm business.
     
  • FCI's FreshRoots program
    Farmers up to age 40 or in their first 10 years of farming are eligible for lending assistance through FCI's FreshRoots program. Each young and beginning farming entity can receive loan pricing discounts for five years on up to $1 million in farm real estate loans and $500,000 in operating loans.
     
  • The Land Connection PSA Programs Guide
    This guide describes the programs FSA offers that support beginning and non-commodity crop farmers, including the eligibility requirements of each program, the application process, and provides a list of further resources available through FSA. The agency offers many programs in addition to those described here, including programs designed for commodity crops.