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Business, Financial and Legal Help

Farmer-Lender Mediation

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

Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG)

Legal services, referrals, and support for family farmers.

Minnesota Farm Advocates

Advocates meet with Minnesota farmers who have been through a natural disaster or who are having financial problems. Farm Advocates are trained and experienced in agricultural lending practices, mediation, lender negotiation, farm programs, crisis counseling, and disaster programs, and can also help you find legal and/or social services.

Minnesota Rural Finance Authority

Partners with local lenders to offer a wide variety of low-interest loans and loan guarantees 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

Financial analysts meet with farmers to help them make sense of their financial situation and explore options to keep their farms functioning.