Young & Beginning Farmer Programs
Farm Credit Services of Illinois has established lending programs specifically designed to serve young and beginning farmers and small farmers. These programs provide a means to offer dependable, constructive financing and services to these producers for their on-going needs.
Producers in these categories include those who are 35 years old or younger, or who have less than 10 years of farming experience, or those who normally generate less than $250,000 in annual gross sales for agricultural products.
Where appropriate, the associations often utilize State of Illinois programs and USDA Farm Service Agency guarantees to help provide financing to these producers.