Here are some helpful resources:

Minnesota Farm Advocates

218-346-4866
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.

Farmer-Lender Mediation

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

Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG)

877-860-4349
FLAG provides legal services, referrals, and support for family farmers.

Free, Confidential Financial Counseling for Farmers

800-232-9077
University of Minnesota Extension 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.

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)

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

 

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