AgSouth Farm Credit has a strong commitment to assisting young, beginning and small (YBS) farmers with their financing needs.
We have been working with farmers for nearly a century and understand the many difficulties involved in beginning a new farm operation, transferring an existing operation or expanding into new commodities or territories.
What is a young, beginning or small farmer?
If you are a young, beginning or small farmer, our loan officers will be glad to review your situation and give you expert advice on the financial options that will best meet your needs. Contact your local AgSouth Farm Credit office.
AgSouth member Chris Hopkins was featured in a recent Georgia Grown article, talking about the importance of education for young, beginning and small farmers:
A farmer has to wear so many hats. He has to have somebody walking by his side to help make general decisions with the understanding of business or economics.
Read the article in the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Georgia Grown magazine, pages 98 and 99.
AgSouth works closely with many organizations, including the Farm Service Agency (FSA) Guarantee Program to assist farmers with getting and staying in business.
AGAware is a program designed to promote and educate the next generation of young, beginning and small farmers. Find out more.
AgSouth makes loans of up to $2,500 for the purchase and care of livestock for the Future Farmers of America (FFA), Vocational Agricultural and 4-H Club student projects. For more information, contact a loan officer near you.