The Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes loans to individual rural youths to establish and operate income-producing projects of modest size in connection with their participation in 4-H clubs, Future Farmers of America, and similar organizations. Each project must be part of an organized and supervised program of work.
To qualify for a loan, an applicant must: be a citizen of the United States, be between 10 and 20 years old, live in a town of less than 10,000 people, be unable to obtain a loan from other sources, and conduct a modest income-producing project in a supervised program of work.
Contact your local FSA office for more information. Each year, many young entrepreneurs take advantage of these loans and gain valuable business experience in the process.
Farm Service Agency Youth Loans