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Business, Financial and Legal Help


Farmer-Lender Mediation

218-935-5785
Mediation help for farmers who are having difficulties with a loan and/or lender.

Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG)

877-860-4349
Legal services, referrals, and support for family farmers.

Minnesota Farm Advocates

218-346-4866
Advocates meet with Minnesota farmers who have been through a natural disaster or who are having financial problems. They have experience with agricultural lending, mediation, lender negotiation, farm programs, crisis counseling, and disaster programs. They can also help find legal and/or social services.

Minnesota Rural Finance Authority

651-201-6556
Partners with local lenders to offer a wide variety of low-interest loans for farmers.

Minnesota State Farm Business Management Education

218-894-5163 or 507-389-7263
Teaches farmers to how to use farm records and develop the management skills they need to accomplish their own business and personal goals.

University of Minnesota Extension Free, Confidential Financial Counseling for Farmers

800-232-9077
Financial analysts meet with farmers to help them make sense of their financial situation and explore options to keep their farms functioning. This is a free and confidential service.