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Starting Your Agriculture Journey? Farm Credit of Central Florida is Your Partner!

At Farm Credit of Central Florida, we're committed to the future of farming. That's why one of our core missions is to provide financial support, education, and resources for young, beginning, and small (YBS) farmers and ranchers in our territory. The costs of land, equipment, supplies, and labor are massive hurdles. Not to mention navigating the complex world of operating loans, crop insurance, marketing, and more. It's easy to feel overwhelmed.

The agriculture industry is constantly evolving, and we need passionate new producers to drive innovation, implement sustainable practices, and feed our growing population. However, getting started in farming or ranching is extremely capital-intensive. From purchasing land and equipment to covering operating costs until those first crops come in, the financial barriers to entry are steep.

That's where we come in. As a cooperative lender with over 100 years of agriculture lending experience, Farm Credit of Central Florida understands the unique cycles and risks involved in production agriculture. We offer flexible financing solutions tailored specifically for YBS farmers, including:

• Farm operating loans
• Equipment financing 
• Farm real estate loans
• Agribusiness startup funding
• Crop insurance 

In 2023 alone, we were able to extend over $18.5 million in loans and support services to YBS farmers and ranchers across Central Florida. From citrus grove startups and u-pick berry farms to cattle operations and hydroponic microgreens, we've helped make their agriculture dreams a reality.

Farm Credit of Central Florida is proud to be the lender of choice for the next generation of agricultural producers. From citrus groves and cattle ranches to urban farms and agritourism ventures, we've helped hundreds of young farmers like you transform their agriculture dreams into reality.

Don't go alone on your journey. Let Farm Credit of Central Florida be your partner for success through every season of your operation. Reach out to our team today to learn more about our YBS offerings and how we can help. 

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