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Heartland Heroes Veterans Program

Ag funding for veterans

Special Lending Program

  • May be eligible for a low percentage down payment in partnership with Farm Service Agency loans
  • Modified credit standards to reflect the young or beginning borrower
  • Reduced owners’ equity
  • Partial reimbursement of FSA guarantee fee

Loans can be used for

  • Real estate
  • Operating
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Capital improvement
  • Aquatic expenses

Who qualifies

  • Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are transitioning to farming

Training & Resources

A resource team of existing FCS Financial customer-owners is available for veterans looking for local expertise, advice or feedback on row crops, forage, hay, livestock production, rotational pasture management, backgrounding calves and more. In addition, veterans can receive:

  • Subsidized tuition to a college-level course from Farm Credit University
  • Conference scholarships for ag education in Missouri
  • 2-year series of workshops lead by ag experts

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