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Farm Financing Opportunities

Operating a successful farm takes more than just knowing how to care for plants and animals. Understanding the basics of bookkeeping, budgeting and financial statements is key to a farm's success. Our farmer training staff is here to help you gain the financial skills that will strengthen the economic viability of your farm.

Farmer Training Finance Programs
Farm Asset Builder
Farmer participants will make a plan to save a portion of their earned income over the course of one year, which AOLC will match. Participants will also work with Learning Center staff and our partners on improving their financial and business planning skills.
Kiva Microloans
Kiva is a non-profit that offers entrepreneurs, like farmers, small, up to $10,000 loans. Farms can use a Kiva loan for any business purpose! AOLC is a Kiva trustee and can help you get started with the process.
Open Books
Farmers master farm financial recordkeeping and analysis through real world application by meeting periodically over three years to discuss business successes and challenges. Farmers also learn how to use financial ratios and benchmarks to make decisions that increase profit and quality of life.