The AgBMP Loan Program is a water quality program that provides low interest loans to farmers, rural landowners and agriculture supply businesses. The purpose is to encourage agricultural Best Management Practices that prevent or reduce runoff from feedlots, farm fields and other pollution problems identified by the county in local water plans. Private and cluster septic system installations, upgrades or repairs within Minnesota are eligible for AgBMP funding.
The borrower must do all the following steps but they may do the following three steps in any order.
Once all three of the above steps are complete the borrower then will need to take their approved AgBMP application form with any of the following; project receipts, invoices or equipment purchase orders to their local lender to process the loan.
The following link will guide you to local county and lender contacts: View a map of AgBMP Loan County Contacts and Lender
The AgBMP loan program is able to fund ANY ACTIVITY OR PRACTICE THAT HELPS TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY, OR THAT HELPS MAINTAIN HIGH WATER QUALITY. The following shows a few examples for each category. There are more projects and practices available than listed under these categories.
AgBMP loans are meant to encourage water quality protection and may only be used to solve existing water quality problems.
(Notices of violation do not affect a project’s eligibility.)
Local Government and Lender Contacts can be found by clicking on the local contact map shown below.
Call your local county offices to learn about specific local application procedures. (If your local bank is not on the list, you may ask them to contact us to become an AgBMP lender.)
Local Contact Map
AgBMP Loan Program
AgBMP.Loans@state.mn.us ~ 651-201-6618
Dwight Wilcox, Program Manager
Richard Gruenes, Program Administrator
Finance & Budget Division