Join us for a 30-minute discussion on rural lending for farmers and other small, rural businesses. Learn directly from two local, lending experts on how to access capital for rural projects. Natural Capital Investment Fund’s Rick Larson will talk about NCIFund’s financing opportunities, including bridge loans for NRCS EQIP cost shares for hoophouses. For example, short-term loans are available to limited resource farmers who have received EQIP cost shares, but can’t erect the hoophouse without upfront capital. NCIFund has expertise in rural lending often overlooked by traditional banks.
In addition, James Chatfield with South Carolina Community Loan Fund (SCCLF) will discuss SCCLF’s healthy food program as well as small business lending solutions for rural entrepreneurs. SCCLF provides access to capital in disinvested communities across the state. SCCLF has a long and valued reputation among our local South Carolina rural communities.
This webinar is designed specifically for small farmers and rural entrepreneurs seeking alternative financing options.