If you are a young, beginning, or small farmer, Colonial Farm Credit is ready to help you. Our loan officers will be glad to review your situation and give you expert advice on the financial programs that may work best for you.
Colonial Farm Credit has been financing farmers of all types for more than 100 years, in good times and in bad. We were the first (and often only) lender that many of these farmers chose when they first started farming and have continued to use as their operations have become larger and more complex. Young, beginning and small farmers are those who are 35 years of age or less, have been farming for 10 years or less, and/or operate farms producing $250,000 of gross revenue or less.
Our loan officers understand agriculture and the many difficulties involved in beginning a new farm operation, transferring an existing operation, or expanding into new commodities or territories.
AgBiz Planner Program
The Virginia and North Carolina Farm Credit Associations are proud to offer the AgBiz planner program each year. This six month, college-level, online program is designed to educate young and beginning farmers on successfully managing their operations. The 10 online modules cover various topics such as strategic business planning, preparing financial statements, and growth and transition management.
For more information on the AgBiz Planner Program, please contact your local Farm Credit office.