Friday, 03 01, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 1, 2013 ) - The Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation (KAFC), chaired by Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer, today approved $256,660 in agricultural loans for projects in the Commonwealth during its regular monthly business meeting.
All loan funds were for the Beginning Farmer Loan Program (BFLP) and included two recipients from Hart and Webster counties. The Beginning Farmer Loan Program is designed to assist individuals with some farming experience who desire to develop, expand or buy into a farming operation. Beginning farmers may qualify for financing to purchase livestock, equipment or agriculture facilities; to secure permanent working capital; for the purchase farm real estate; or to invest in a partnership or LLC.
For more information on the programs offered by the KAFC, contact Bill McCloskey, director of financial services, at (502) 564-4627 or visit the KAFC Webpage at kafc.ky.gov.
Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Legislature continue their commitment to the agricultural diversification efforts being made across the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation (KAFC) provides capital access for agricultural diversification and infrastructure projects. To date, KAFC has approved 422 projects and committed more than $53 million.