Here are some helpful resources:
Minnesota Farm Advocates
Farm 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.
Mediation help for farmers who are having difficulties with a loan or lender.
Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG)
FLAG provides legal services, referrals, and support for family farmers.
Farm Business Management (FBM) Education
218-894-5163 or 507-389-7263
Minnesota State FBM programs help farmers use their farm records and develop management skills to accomplish their business and personal goals.
Minnesota Rural Finance Authority (RFA)
Minnesota RFA partners with local lenders to offer a wide variety of low-interest loans for farmers.
Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline
Text: FARMSTRESS to 898211
If you are having business, financial, or legal problems, counselors can connect you to advisors and resource people at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Counselors also provide 24/7 support to people struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, and other challenges. Free and confidential.
If you need help figuring out who to contact, call us at 833-600-2670 x 0 during business hours, or use TTY at 711.