Farm Financing

Farmer Finance 101: Create your first cash flow budget

An overview of basic financial principles and best practices to gain a better understanding of your business from a financial standpoint. After a brief introduction of financial statements, you can view a recorded tutorial on how to create a cash flow budget and follow along with the provided template. If you've never done this before,…

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Farm Financial Management Resource Library

This resource is from Tufts University. It contains resources, tools, case studies and trainings that can help you take control of your farm’s finances.

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Business Planning – Small Farm Business School Recordings

Back in winter of 2021 Small Farm School held an online Small Farm Business School which was a perfect opportunity for beginning farmers to learn more about three valuable topics - land leasing, farm taxes and writing a business plan. Follow the link to find the three recordings.

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BIPOC Farmer Panel: Stories on Navigating USDA Loan Process

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.

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National Young Farmers Coalition – Prepare to Meet with A Lender

National Young Farmers Coalition offers this checklist for preparing to meet with a lender when considering purchasing land. Use the checklist to guide your financial preparation as you consider purchasing farmland. Different lenders have different requirements, but most will eventually want to see everything on this list.

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OCFSN Oregon Beginning Farmer and Rancher Services Directory

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National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) – Resources for Beginning & Minority Farmers

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) - Resources for Beginning & Minority Farmers -- A list of blog posts and other informational resources pertaining to beginning BIPOC farmers.

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Local – AgWest Farm Credit

 specifically aimed at assisting young and beginning farmers. AgWest Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative with more than a century of experience serving farmers, ranchers, timber harvesters, and aquatic producers throughout the West.

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Local – Business Oregon Loan Programs

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Federal – USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans and Grants

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans and Grants — For assistance in the purchase and installation of on-farm and rural renewable energy generating systems or energy efficiency improvements. The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to…

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