Co-Op: USDA Grants and Loans

The USDA Rural Development Service operates a number of services well designed to promote, encourage, and assist new farmers and farmer cooperatives.  There are grants and loans available to purchase land, build structures, install well, irrigation, and septic systems, install renewable energy systems, assist with housing, and more progams which I have yet to explore.  The process is somewhat involved.  We'll need to dot our Is and cross our Ts, but a substantial amount of capital can be accessed at very reasonable interest rates. 



Cooperative Enterprise, Plan Outline