Does Steward work with beginning farmers and ranchers?

Steward Team Updated by Steward Team

In order to be eligible for a Steward loan, your project must be self-sustaining and environmentally regenerative. Additionally, Steward prioritizes agricultural businesses with at least $10,000 in annual revenue or applicants who have had at least 3 years of agriculture management experience

Don't have that level of experience?

If you do not already have an agricultural business and you or a business partner do not have 3 years of farm, ranch, or food production management experience, you may still be considered if you have a thorough business and financial plan. This assessment is at the discretion of the Steward lending team who reviews the application.

In general, applicants should have some degree of commercial agriculture experience. 

If you are still unsure if your project will qualify for a Steward loan, the best option is to send us a message to and one of our team members will get back to you!

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