Financing & Funding Sources for Farmers

There seem to be more options for financing small farms and food businesses than ever before–from grants to loans to crowdfunding websites. However, it can be hard to find the right level of funding for your operation and even more difficult to navigate all the resources available. We’ve developed a list of some of the best places to start your search for funding and financing options. We’ll update this list over time, so bookmark this page and come back to check it in the future for updates.

Farmer Guides

Helpful USDA Resources

Crowdfunding Websites

NC Grant Programs for Farmers

RAFI-USA staff are currently working remotely. As we plan for how COVID-19 will change both how we do our work, and what work needs to be done, please know that we are still here. Our Farmer Hotline (866-586-6746) will operate from Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm. Stay tuned for more updates and information.