Farmer Community & Qualifications

​What does the Steward loan process involve?

The Steward Borrower Process. Apply Complete online application. Fast Approval Work with the Steward Team to finalize loan terms and plan for your raise. Private Raise Send emails and make phone call…

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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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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 agricultural loan?

Sustainable. Your farm or agricultural business should use sustainable and environmentally regenerative production practices. Experienced. You should have an established business and at least 3 years…

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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 succesful Steward Farms have used capital from a Steward loan to secure land ownership after managing their…

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