Farmer Community & Qualifications
Does Steward work with beginning farmers and ranchers?
How does Steward assess animal welfare in farming projects?
Why partner with Steward versus raising capital independently?
What does the Steward loan process involve?
How does Steward define sustainable and regenerative agriculture?
What kind of agriculture businesses does Steward work with?
Am I eligible for a Steward loan?
Can I use a Steward loan to purchase land?
Using The Steward Platform
Using Steward: Application Process
About Project Pages
What identity verification documents do I need?
Verify your business with Steward's payment facilitator
What should I include in my Farm Page?
Using Steward: Live Project
How does Lender Checkout Work?
What happens when a project successfully meets its loan amount?
How do I find anchor lenders to participate in my loan?
What is the point of the private raise period?
Using Steward: Growth & Repayments
Farmer Educational Resources
Education: Farm Finance
Education: Become a Marketing Master
Receiving a commercial loan from Steward - FAQs
FAQ Participated Loans - Borrowers
How is tax handled for my loan participation?
Payment Profile Creation - Errors and Solutions
Why did my transaction fail?
How does Lender Checkout work?
How much can I lend to a project?
What is Dwolla?
What lender opportunities are available with Steward?
What transaction methods are available when participating in a loan?
What are the fees for lenders?
Why is personal information required in order to handle payment on Steward?
Why is my transaction still pending?
Your Steward Wallet
FAQ Participated Loans - Lenders
Updated by Steward Team
Every Steward loan is different, so there is no set rule on how often you should be sharing updates about your project. However, using the updates feature is a great way to keep your lenders up-to-date both during and after your raise!
Below are our suggestions on the best times to post updates. Remember to always follow Steward's messaging guidelines and have a Steward team member review your post before sending.
When to send an update
During your raise
- Upon reaching raise milestones (50%, 80%, 100%).
- Any farm updates that would be interesting to lenders. For example, when crops have been planted, additional CSA shares available, new team members, etc.
After your raise
- Send a "Thank You!" message to lenders.
- Describe purchases made from funds raised.
- Announce that your first repayment has been made!
- Detail what's next for the business?