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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. Learn more about farm finances in our Small Farms Website There are several loan and grant programs offered through the United States Department of Agriculture. Other financial institutions also specialize in agricultural operations.

USDA-FSA (Farm Service Agency)

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:Website: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/farm-loan-programs/index

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

USDA-NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service)

Contact your local office at:

4500 NW 27th Ave. Bldg. A
Gainesville, FL   32606
(352) 338-9500

Farm Credit

Consult Farm Credit of Florida about financial help opportunities that suit you.

12300 NW US Hwy 441
Gainesville, FL 32653
Ph. 386- 462-4201
Website: https://farmcreditfl.com/home.aspx

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

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