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
Steward Regenerative Capital
Understanding your Steward Regenerative Capital loan
What is Steward Regenerative Capital?
How to request an early withdrawal of your Regenerative Capital loan
FAQ Participated Loans - Lenders
Updated by Steward Team
When assessing agricultural businesses that involve animal agriculture, we ensure that the best practices for animal welfare are being used in a given production system.
As we support regenerative agriculture, which aims to build topsoil and sequester as much carbon as possible, we include systems that strive to achieve this. Often, animals are part of this picture! Importantly, we do not support livestock operations that buy from or sell to concentrated animal feed operations (CAFOs) or feedlots. We do not support operations that raise animals in a concentrated or cruel environment.
The businesses that we do support all involve truly-pasture fed and finished animals, and when it comes to slaughter, we would expect that the most humane slaughter practices are being used.
We encourage any potential lenders to look through our Projects page, to learn more about the specific farms that we fund.
Below, you can learn more about Iverstine Family Farms, a diversified, pasture-based livestock operation that produces pasture hogs, pastured poultry, and 100% grass-fed beef.