Funding for land purchases or leasing is often difficult to locate, but resources do exist to help aspiring farmers:
- Potential Loan financing: http://www.calcoastal.org/
- 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: https://www.californiafarmlink.org/loans/
- 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.