We believe it is our duty to protect and provide assistance to our most valuable commodity—our rural youth. As with young and beginning farmers, today’s youth are the future of our industry, so it’s important that we help them establish themselves in local agriculture.
To do our part, Farm Credit Midsouth provides loans to 4-H and FFA members for the purchase of livestock, feed and other miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses directly related to the project. Up to 25% of the loan may be used to purchase necessary equipment such as feeders, water buckets, head gates, farrowing crates, etc.
To qualify, a student must be an active member of a local 4-H or FFA program, be enrolled in a livestock or field crop project and successfully complete the project, have parental consent and have 4-H leader or FFA advisor approval and assistance. By encouraging students to be industrious and providing them with the avenue to do so, they gain valuable benefits such as responsibility, experience, education and self-satisfaction.
For more information, contact your local Farm Credit Midsouth branch office.