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Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Finances

Starting a new agricultural business requires capital either to purchase the land, improve the property, or for operational costs. There are several loan programs offered through the United States Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency (FSA). Other financial institutions also specialize in agricultural operations. To review the current programs available through FSA you can visit their main website and visit directly the page with programs available in Florida, or contact their local office:

4500 NW 27th Avenue,
Bldg. D-1,
Gainesville, FL 32614-1030
Ph. 352-379-4500

You can also consult Farm Credit, about financial help opportunities that suit you:

12300 NW US Hwy 441
Gainesville, FL 32653
Ph. 386- 462-4201

Attendees of Agricultural Finance Workshop
(Biannual program – FSA approved)

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