Department of Agriculture

Beginning Farm & Ranch Loans

This program works with local banks and other financing agencies to provide low interest loans to individuals wishing to develop a farm or ranch. The lending institution will determine the terms of the loan contract and will receive a tax-exempt federal bond for the amount of said loan.

Maximum Award Amount


Cost Matching


Eligible Applicants

Montana residents, 18 years of age or older, who have never had a previous ownership stake in a farm or ranch, and whose net worth does not exceed $450,000.

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