The Beginning Farmer Loan Program and the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit both carry certain educational requirements in order to qualify for the programs. All educational options for the Beginning Farmer Loan Program will qualify for the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit. There are some options that will qualify for the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit that will not qualify for the Beginning Farmer Loan Program. If you have questions about qualification, please contact the RFA for clarification.

Approved programs for The Beginning Farmer Loan Program and the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit:

North Dakota State College of Science

SW Minnesota Farm Business Management Association

Land Stewardship Project

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities - Ag Centric

Approved Farm Business Management Instructors for The Beginning Farmer Loan Program and the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit:

MNSCU Farm Management Instructors List

Gary A. Thome, Thome Ag Consulting, 16089 660 Avenue, Adams, MN 55909, 507-438-2019, thomegary@gmail.com

James J. Kastanek, Total Agri-Business Services, 301 Railroad Avenue, Albany, MN 56307, 320-845-4795

Marty Little, Albert Lea, MN, 507-525-0980

Bruce Henry, Alliance Agri Services, PO Box 69, Austin, MN 55912, 507-433-3077

Kurt Schoephoerster, Dawson Area FBM, LLC, Dawson, MN 56232

Suzann Skaar, Agri Records, 19201 820th Avenue, Hayward, MN 56043, 507-402-5724

James Ouverson, 500 Russell Street, Luverne, MN 56156, 507-283-2811

Eric Vandendriessche, AgCountry Farm Credit Services, 302 O'Connell Street, Marshall, MN 56258, 507-532-5751

DBA Seales, Munsterman Accounting & Tax, 303 Atlantic Avenue, PO Box 187, Morris, MN 56267, 320-589-4300

David C. Larson, Larson Information Systems, 1104 Fourth Avenue SW, Pipestone, MN 56164, 507-215-0967

Mark Nowak, 15330 580th Avenue, Wells, MN 56097, 507-391-4472

Programs that qualify for ONLY the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit:

Farmer Courses