Young Farmer Interest

Rate Reduction Program

Reduces the loan interest rate for young farmers or ranchers who are starting or expanding agricultural businesses in Texas.    

Program Deadline:

Open Application   

  • Must be 18 to 45 years old
  • Program encourages low interest commercial lending for agricultural purposes


  • Assists in the creation or expansion of agricultural enterprises
  • Provides lenders with an additional source of funds
  • Meets lenders underwriting requirements
  • Rate is subject to change each biennium
  • Maximum loan under this program is $500,000
  • FAQ's


For More Information Contact:

Mindy Fryer 
(512) 463-6908

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