Next Generation Farmers

Paving Your Own Pathway

We support young, beginning and small farmers just as much as the farmer that's been in business for decades.

We offer dependable credit for the next farming generation to get you started on your way to success. Are you a young, beginning or small farmer? See if you qualify for one of our special loan programs, designed specifically to help young, beginning and small farmers succeed.

  • A young farmer is one who is 35 years of age or younger. 
  • A beginning farmer is one who has 10 or fewer years farming, ranching or aquatic   agriculture experience. 
  • A small farmer is one who generates less than $250,000 in annual gross agricultural or aquatic sales.

If that sounds like you, Farm Credit of Florida is ready to help! One of our loan officers will be glad to review your situation and work with you to find the financial program that works best for you. We care about your success. We work closely with government organizations like FSA and their guarantee programs to help you get in business and stay in business.

We're here to support your farm now and we'll still be here offering support as your operation becomes larger and more complex. Our loan officers understand agriculture and can help you through the many challenges associated with a new farm operation, transferring an existing operation and expanding into new commodities or territories.

Young, Beginning, Small and Minority Farmers Advisory Committees

North Florida Region:

  • Jake Sache - Sache Farms
  • Scott Meyer - Congaree and Penn
  • Jordan Brown - The Family Garden
  • Brittany Lee - Florida Blue Farms
  • Stephen Singleton - Singleton Farms
  • Steven Dicks - Retired USDA
  • Adam Cook - Cook Farms
  • Amanda Pittman - UF/ IFAS County Extension
  • Kevin Lussier - Lussier Dairy
  • Tammy Gantt - FL Thoroughbred & Breeder's Assoc.
  • Worth McArthur - NG Wade

South Florida Region:

  • Justin Sorrells - DeSoto Fruit and Harvesting
  • LeAnn Himrod - Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association
  • Jacob Larson - Larson Dairy, Inc.
  • Eric Barkwell - Petersons Groves & Nursery
  • Kiley Larsen - PrimusLabs, NK Lago Farms
  • Roland Yee - Yee Farms
  • Everton Lyle
  • Jodi Swank - Swank Specialty Produce
  • Jeff DeMott - Redland Nursery
  • Susie Acosta - Acosta Brothers

Contact us today and let us help get you started in farming.

The Farm Credit Advantage

Low rates, friendly service and the most knowledgeable staff around regarding rural lending - that's the Farm Credit of Florida advantage.

We are with you every step of the way throughout the lending process. From small tracts to large tracts, new construction to renovations, lot purchase to recreational properties – Farm Credit of Florida can do it all.