Farmer Community & Qualifications

​What does the Steward loan process involve?

The Steward Borrower Process. Apply Complete the online loan application, telling us more about your business and financial needs. Approval Work with the Steward team to confirm loan terms and plan f…

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Does Steward work with beginning farmers and ranchers?

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 a…

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How does Steward assess animal welfare in farming projects?

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 ag…

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Why partner with Steward versus raising capital independently?

Farm businesses choose to partner with Steward because our loan process is specifically designed to streamline getting farmers access to the capital they need to grow. We facilitate and deliver capit…

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How does Steward define sustainable and regenerative agriculture?

The short answer. All agricultural businesses that receive Steward loans must follow “sustainable farming practices.” But what does that actually mean? Steward supports agricultural businesses that a…

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What kind of agriculture businesses does Steward work with?

Farmers, ranchers, fisheries, and agriculture businesses practicing sustainable and regenerative agriculture, and who produce or raise food, commodities, or other products of high economic importance…

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Am I eligible for a Steward loan?

Regenerative & Sustainable. Your farm or agricultural business should use sustainable and environmentally regenerative production practices. Experienced. You should have an established business as we…

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Can I use a Steward loan to purchase land?

If you don't yet own your land, then you can still apply for capital from Steward! Several successful Steward Farms have used capital from a Steward loan to secure land ownership after managing their…

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