Farmer Community & Qualifications
Does Steward work with beginning farmers and ranchers?
How does Steward assess animal welfare in farming projects?
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 agricultural 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 Loan Project
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
FAQ Participated Loans - Borrowers
How is tax handled for my investment?
Payment Profile Creation - Errors and Solutions
Why did my transaction fail?
How much can I invest?
Can I sell my shares?
I am based Outside the US - can I invest with Steward?
What is Dwolla?
What investor opportunities are available with Steward?
What transaction methods are available when making an investment?
What are the fees for investors?
Why is personal information required in order to handle payments on Steward?
Why is my transaction still pending?
Your Steward Wallet
FAQ Participated Loans - Lenders
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 farm management experience.
Don't have that level of farm management experience?
If you do not already have an agricultural business and you or a business partner do not have 3 years of farm management experience, you may still be considered if you have a thorough business and financial plan. This assessment is at the discretion of the Farm Steward who reviews the application.
In general, applicants should have some degree of commercial farming experience.