Tools and Publications
ATTRA Guide for Financing your Farm (pdf)
This publication outlines several financing options available to beginning farmers to start a farm, and to illuminate the step-by-step process of applying for a loan.
Financing Agriculture The Business Borrower-Lender Relationship (pdf)
Funding and Loan Agencies/ Organizations
NW Farm Credit Services – Providing financial services for agriculture and rural communities.
Craft3 – Craft3 is a regional nonprofit CDFI that makes loans to strengthen the economic, ecological and family resilience in Oregon and Washington. They have a small- and mid-scale producers and processors focus and lending opportunities.
USDA Farm Service Agency – Various loan and financing programs available through FSA.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – The USDA has recently compiled a list of grant programs available through various government agencies that are designed to support farmers and strengthen local food systems. Some grants may require you to partner with a 501c3 organization or research institutions
Center for Rural Affairs Beginning Farmer Funding Sources & Financing Options – Support services for rural ranchers and farmers.
Local Investment Opportunity Fund (LION) – Jefferson County only. LION creates opportunities for local businesses, nonprofits, and citizens to network.
Clallam Investment Opportunity Fund (COIN) – Clallam County only. COIN is a loosely organized group of people on the North Olympic Peninsula whose shared goal is to pair local investors who want to support their community together with local entrepreneurs who are in need of resources in order to achieve their business plans and aspirations.