Financing Options for Your Farm


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2018.

Teresa Engel and Paul Dietmann
Friday Session II

Not sure where to start if you want to purchase a farm, equipment, livestock, or need operating money? You have a variety of financing options! We’ll share specifics on loan options, who is eligible, and what the application process looks like, plus give you insights on how lenders make loan decisions. Come with your questions.

Teresa Engel is currently a farm loan officer with the Farm Service Agency. Prior to starting there in 2016, she was the director of the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin program at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture for eight years.

Paul Dietmann is a senior lending officer at Compeer Financial, a member-owned rural lending cooperative and Farm Credit System institution serving Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. He is co-author of the book Fearless Farm Finances, published by MOSES.