Michigan’s Emerging Farmers Resources

Brief/Fact Sheet


  • Beginning Farmers: Finding the Money You Need

    November 3, 2017

    This guide is meant to provide a road map to loan readiness and conventional and alternative credit access for beginning farmers. Access to financial capital is one of the largest obstacles for beginning farmers.

  • Beginning Farmers: 10 Steps to Loan Readiness

    October 30, 2017

    At some point, most farmers need to make some changes and grow to sustain their business. Based on his lending work with hundreds of Michigan farmers, Mike Jordon developed the 10 steps contained in this guide to aid the growth of farming operations.


  • Michigan’s Beginning Farmers Survey Summary

    Michigan’s Beginning Farmers Survey Summary

    June 21, 2016

    The goal of the survey was to better understand the unique characteristics, experiences, and needs of Michigan’s beginning farmers in order to develop more effective training programs for these farmers.