FreshRoots Young & Beginning Farmers
Farm Credit Illinois believes in the future of farming and demonstrates the cooperative's commitment to Helping the Next Generation of Farm Families Succeed through FreshRoots.
FreshRoots provides lending assistance and learning incentives to farmers up to the age 40 or in their first 10 years of farming.
FreshRoots equips today’s newest farmers for a healthy start in their farming careers, helping rural communities and agriculture thrive today and tomorrow.
Lending AssistanceFreshRoots Lending Assistance offers loan pricing discounts. Learn if you're eligible.
Learning IncentivesA FreshRoots participant can earn up to $2,000 in vouchers by attending three FCI workshopts within two years.
Directors CupEach year up to six eligible young and beginning farmers and farmer couples are selected as FreshRoots Directors Cup honorees and receive $5,000 cash award and a commemorative keepsake.