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UCCE Sonoma County

Zero Interest Loans for Livestock Projects

 If you are taking a market animal to Sonoma County or Healdsburg Fair you can have your project financed by a local credit union. Zero Interest Ag Loans are available from Community First Credit Union; low-interest Ag Loans are available from Grange Credit Union.

Ag Loans allow 4-H and FFA students a chance to learn about the loan process.  They learn about borrowing and paying back a loan, creating a Business Plan, and how to earn a credit score!  This is a great way to finance your market animal projects, whether you are doing steers, lambs, hogs, goats, chickens, or rabbits.

The best part of this program is that once the 4-H or FFA student pays back the loan after fair, the lender will report their credit score and they can begin earning credit before they turn 18! This gives them an advantage when it comes time to buying their first car, getting college loans, or getting their first apartment because they will have already established credit.

Community First Credit Union
Local Ag-Biz Loan

  • Zero Interest Loan
  • Borrow from $100 to $2,500
  • Complete details and loan application

Contact: Rebecca Nystrom Brito

Sonoma County Grange Credit Union
4-H & FFA Ag Loan Program

  • Zero Interest OR 3% fixed interest
    (see link for details)
  • $25 membership fee if not a member
  • Complete details and loan application


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