Taking the first step is the most important part in setting you up for your future success. We provide fast, reliable financing, educational opportunities and more Grow Ahead program opportunities for the next generation of farmers to help you access credit and build a solid foundation of success. Let Farm Credit replace the uncertainty of starting your farm with reliable financing and support.
Benefits of Grow Ahead
- Uniquely designed to provide financing and support to young and beginning farmers for both fulltime and part-time needs
- Educational resources to help grow your knowledge and financial literacy
- Opportunities to work with experienced agriculture mentors
- Grants and Awards for the next generation of farmers to further their farm or ag business financially
- You don't have to be a customer to benefit!
Grow Ahead Loans
Starting a farm can be challenging, but securing a financial lender is a great first step in supporting your growth. Grow Ahead provides a foundation for you to help grow your agricultural dreams. The Grow Ahead loan program is uniquely designed to support young/beginning farmers by providing financing and support to serve both full-time and part-time farming needs.
An exciting part of Grow Ahead is the FarmStarter microloan program, specifically designed for promising young AND beginning farmers with limited credit and collateral. Applicants are given credit for qualitative attributes such as experience, attitude, and various aspects of a business plan including cash flow, marketing and risk management.
Growing Your Success
Our commitment to the next generation of farmers extends far beyond providing financial products and services; Horizon Farm Credit delivers extensive educational and outreach opportunities to support the future of agriculture. We recognize that the farming industry is continuing to evolve, particularly as new farmers enter the marketplace and we offer unique programming to both customers and prospects within our footprint. Learn more about our educational and outreach efforts.
Program efforts include:
Beginning Farmer Resources & Opportunities
News & UpdatesJune 01, 2023
Farm Credit Invites New and Beginning Farmers to Apply for Grant FundingHorizon Farm Credit announced the 2023 kick-off of its JumpStart program, which provides grant funding to help new farmers establish and grow their operations. The JumpStart grant program awards $10...
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Grow Ahead: Resources for Success in AgricultureA successful farming operation doesn’t happen by chance. It takes tremendous expertise, exceptional commitment, a great deal of planning, and a tireless work ethic. Maximizing farm profitability also...
News & UpdatesMay 01, 2023
Farm Credit Announces New Program to Assist the Next Generation of FarmersHorizon Farm Credit announced the launch of its Grow Ahead program, which features new financing options to help the next generation of farmers access the capital they need, as well as educational...
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Get the financing you need at a pace that works for you. Reach out to one of our Farm Credit experts today. If you have questions about program offerings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.