Iowa Finance Authority
Programs

Who is a Beginning Farmer?

Maximum Net Worth
 
2019: $680,590
Age
 
Must be at least 18 years old; no upper age limit
Residence
 
The applicant must be a resident of Iowa 
Management
 
Must be owner/operator
Training and Experience
 
Must have sufficient education, training and experience for the anticipated farm operations
Access to Capital
 
Must have access to the following as needed: adequate working capital, farm machinery, livestock, agricultural land
Land Ownership

No restrictions
Beginning Farmer Loan Program (BFLP): must be below 30% of the county median

 

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Steve Ferguson | Tax Credit Program Specialist
515.725.4928

Tammy Nebola | Loan Program Specialist 
515.725.4919