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
Ensuring the security of investments on our platform is a major priorty here at Steward.
In order to maintain these strict safety standards, our payment facilitator must verify the identity of everyone who registers for a Steward payment profile by asking for things like Social Security Number (SSN) and/or Employer Identification Number (EIN).
This is a legal requirement that ensures we comply with federal laws (like the US Patriot Act) and the requirements of organizations like The Treasury Department and the National Credit Union Association.
Please don't be offended if we take extra steps to verify your account by asking for additional information, such as photo ID or documentation.