Tell Us Your Student Loan Story!

Farmers across the country are responding to the opinion piece in this weekend’s New York Times: “Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up To Be Farmers.” It resonates. We agree that many growers aren’t yet making a living, and we hope that you feel proud to be part of a coalition of farmers and consumers organizing for change. Read More  Read More

New Guide: Learn what FSA loans can do for you

Fall Line Farms; cooperative, co-op; Richmond, VA.Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture The FSA has just released a clear a concise explanation of its different farm loans and policies in an online publication entitled “Your guide to FSA Farm Loans.”  The guide is specifically written for those considering assistance for starting, expanding, or purchasing land for a farm or ranch.  While the best thing for you to do is get in touch with an... Read More

Bootstrap @ Hartwood Farm: How We Bought the Farm

Not owning farmland should not keep anyone from farming.  There are amazing land matching opportunities that make farmland accessible to potential new operators, and we have been lucky enough to participate in some of them.  As long as we’ve been working on other farm operations or leasing land, we’ve had an urge for permanence that we couldn’t shake.  We wanted to own the land we farmed.  And we don’t think it’s that crazy to try to... Read More