Funding for land purchases or leasing is often difficult to locate, but resources do exist to help aspiring farmers:

  • Potential Loan financing:
  • California Farmlink:
    • FarmLink's direct lending currently features loans from $2,500 to $650,000, with flexible withdrawal and no early repayment penalties, that can be used for production (one-year seasonal operating loans) or for equipment and infrastructure (multi-year loans). Check out current interest rates and other essential ionformation on their website:
  • Kiva Zip fundraising: The NCRC&DC is also a Kiva.Zip sponsor (Trustee), and successfully helped a new entrepreneur achieve their micro-loan goal in less than a week of fundraising.  If you need a startup loan for a sound project, check out Kiva Zip.