Beginning Farmer

KDFA continues to offer this tax-exempt bond program authorized by the federal tax code. The program assists farmers who have not previously had or who do not currently have substantial ownership interest in farmland in financing their agricultural businesses to start or keep them in farming. By making loans available at below-market interest rates through private lenders, KDFA assists farmers to become valuable assets for the state of Kansas. The program can be used by beginning farmers for purchasing agricultural land, farm buildings, farm equipment, and breeding livestock, and beginning farmers may borrower up to $501,000 under the program limits, subject to lender approval. 

***updated 1/17/17

Beginning Farmer Program Brochure18.54 KB
2012 KS Median Farm Size Table80 KB
Beginning Farmer Program Summary31.84 KB
Beginning Farmer Loan Application Form34.92 KB
2017 Legislative Presentation1.28 MB
2011-2016 Statistical Data2.96 MB