Thank you for your interest in a Grow a Farmer Fund loan! To help streamline the application process, Renewing the Countryside is offering technical assistance to loan applicants. To begin this application, please fill out the brief pre-application below. Renewing the Countryside will contact you within 3 business days to make sure that your loan request is eligible for funding, and to guide you through the application process.

If your project is found to be eligible, Renewing the Countryside will help you prepare the full application, which includes the following:

  • Collateral Statement
  • Business Plan 
  • Cash Flow Projection for at least one year
  • Personal Budget
  • Last two years of your taxes (personal and business if applicable)
Alternatively, you may submit an application, without Renewing the Countryside's assistance, directly to the Southen Minnesota Initiative Foundation. For more information, please contact Dayna Burtness at [email protected].