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Want to learn on the go or offline? This PDF contains all of the text lessons from our Funding Your Farm course. Download this PDF to read offline or print to keep in the farm for reference. Use this for learning on the go but make sure to return to the online course and watch the video before you complete any assignments.
Getting the funds together for your first farm can be a daunting task. So how do other Upstart Farmers do it? Crowdfunding? Loans? Independent savings?
Truth is, there are plenty of funding options out there for Upstart Farmers – you just have to know which option you want to pursue and what information you’ll need.
In this course, you will:
Organize prerequisite documents for funding:
- Explore options to organically scale or self-fund your business
- Learn the basics of crowdfunding
- Discover USDA microloans for farmers
- Identify potential grant opportunities for your farm.
This course is taught by Elesif Smith and Chris Michael of Bright Agrotech, with guest lessons by Carey Martin, an Upstart Farmer at Still Growing Farm.