Farming Operation Program

The Farming Operation Program assists an established farmer with low-cost operating funds for production expenses. These expenses may include:

  • Equipment purchase or rental
  • Custom harvesting expense
  • Rent
  • Wages
  • Livestock
  • Feed
  • Fertilizer
  • Chemicals
  • Professional fees or renovations
  • Repairs
  • Expansion or purchase of buildings and ancillary fixed assets (loading chutes, grain storage, etc.)

Funds may not be used for purchasing or refinancing land


Eligible borrowers must:

  • Be headquartered and operate in Missouri.
  • Have fewer than 10 employees.
  • Have a projected farm income (not including spouse's income) greater than non-farm income.

Preference is given to farms suffering drought-related losses.

Download a Farm Operations Loan Application to be completed with your lender.