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Kristie Schmitt is Knowledge Exchange & Communications Specialist at Farm Credit East, ACA in Enfield, CT. She can be reached at Kristie.Schmitt@FarmCreditEast.com or (800) 562-2235.

Loan Opportunities for New Farmers

By Kristie Schmitt / October 1, 2012

Farm Credit East offers multiple programs to support young, beginning and next generation farmers The long range strength and soundness of the future of agriculture in the Northeast is dependent on individuals entering the industry. As with any industry, starting a new business comes with challenges. Farms require capital for upfront expenses, such as land,…

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FarmStart: Continuing the Tradition of Agriculture in the Northeast

By Kristie Schmitt / October 3, 2011

Starting a new business in any industry comes with challenges, but new businesses in agriculture are presented with an additional slate of obstacles. Many startup farms don’t have the capital needed for upfront expenses, such as land, equipment, seed, etc. New farms often lack the credit history, repayment ability and/or collateral, so investors and lending…

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