Starting a Farm?

Information for Start-up Farms

Farm Services Agency (FSA) Farm Loans

FSA makes direct and guaranteed farm ownership and operating loans to family-size farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank, Farm Credit System institution, or other lender. FSA loans can be used to purchase land, livestock, equipment, feed, seed, and supplies. Loans can also be used to construct buildings or make farm improvements. Locate a Michigan FSA office near you.

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension

MSU Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses. "Ask an Expert" or find an extension office near you.

Additional Resources for Michigan Food and Agriculture Business Development


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