This video from the National Young Farmers Coalition and the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA) records a panel of BIPOC farmers who shared their personal experiences navigating USDA loan processes and best practices and advice.
UVM Extension’s New Farmer Project offers this article about two online tools for evaluating farmland rental rates. (link)
The Landholder Toolshed at California Farmlink offers a wealth of resources on leasing, conservation easements and working with service providers. (link)
This document from Land For Good offers good advice on Evaluating Farms – what to consider and how to get help. (link)
Mission aligned lenders can provide loans to nonprofits and for-profits with a commitment to creating long-term beneficial change. (read more)
Lenders specializing in providing loans for minorities and other historically underserved individuals. (read more)
Friends of Family Farmers provides these resources solely for educational purposes. Friends of Family Farmers neither favors nor endorses any of the organizations listed on this website, nor are they responsible for any incorrect information that is listed on the hyperlinked external sites.