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  • Michigan’s Emerging Farmers

    Making farming a more prosperous, secure, and sustainable career by providing training and tools for Michigan’s beginning and emerging farmers.

  • Beginning Farmers: 10 Steps to Loan Readiness

    Published on October 30, 2017
    At some point, most farmers need to make some changes and grow to sustain their business. Based on his lending work with hundreds of Michigan farmers, Mike Jordon developed the 10 steps contained in this guide to aid the growth of farming operations.

  • Beginning Farmers: Finding the Money You Need

    Published on November 3, 2017
    This guide is meant to provide a road map to loan readiness and conventional and alternative credit access for beginning farmers. Access to financial capital is one of the largest obstacles for beginning farmers.

  • Beyond Grants: Entrepreneurial Strategies for Funding Beginning Farmer Initiatives

    Published on November 5, 2018
    This report explores self-sustaining entrepreneurial fundraising strategies and activities and offers a creative pathway for evaluating strategies to fund Michigan's beginning farmer initiatives.