The Comox Valley New Farmer Loan and Mentorship Program matches up new farmers that require small loans to purchase farming equipment with lenders and mentors who are interested in supporting local agriculture.
Loans made to farmers range from $1,000 to a maximum of $5,000.
New farmers are required to have a minimum of one year of farming experience. Participation in the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network or equivalent would be a bonus! Farmers will be asked to submit a plan as part of their application to show how the loan will increase their crop production and sales.
If you are farmer in the Comox Valley who is interested in participating in this program during the 2019 season, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the program and a loan application form.