Young and Beginning Farmers

  • Age 35 or less?
  • Farming for less than 10 years?

If you fit either or both of these characteristics, you may qualify for special consideration under our Young and Beginning Farmer Program. To fulfill our vision and as a part of our mission, United FCS is committed to serving the needs of young and beginning farmers in our service area.

As a farmer-owned cooperative, we recognize the value in supporting young and beginning producers with a wide array of educational, risk management, and special lending programs designed around enhancing your success.

Stop in to your local United FCS office today and ask about our YBF Program!

If you’re a young and/or beginning farmer and are looking for a web-based resource, visit The site, developed in partnership between the Farm Credit System Foundation and Successful Farming magazine, features online mentoring, updates from agricultural experts, a resource directory, news of important changes in farm policy and an e-mail newsletter. This multi-faceted resource is designed to help young and beginning farmers discover new ideas by providing access to timely information, a support network for advice and tools and resources to help facilitate their success.