The loans approved this month bring the total awarded by the KAFC to over $156 million for more than 1,140 loans to farmers and agribusinesses to help grow and diversify Kentucky’s agricultural economy.
Agricultural Infrastructure Loan Program (AILP)
Two Agricultural Infrastructure loans totaling $180,000 were approved for recipients in Wayne ($150,000) and Hart ($30,000) counties. KAFC participates with lenders to provide financing to producers making capital expenditures for agricultural projects through the AILP. Eligible projects include permanent farm structures with attached equipment that improves the profitability of farming operations.
Agricultural Processing Loan Program (APLP)
Four Agricultural Processing loans totaling $1,265,000 were approved for recipients in Greenup ($255,000), Fleming ($160,000), Nelson ($350,000), and Pulaski ($500,000) counties. APLP is designed to provide loan opportunities to companies and individuals in Kentucky interested in adding value to Kentucky-grown agricultural commodities through further processing. Agricultural processors may qualify for financing for the acquisition of equipment, construction of new facilities, renovation/expansion of existing facilities, and permanent working capital.
Beginning Farmer Loan Program (BFLP)
Five Beginning Farmer loans totaling $869,250 were approved for recipients in Anderson ($202,500), Barren ($236,250), Garrard ($114,000), Graves ($234,000), and Warren ($82,500) counties. BFLP is designed to assist individuals with some farming experience who desire to develop, expand or buy into a farming operation.
Large/Food Animal Veterinary Loan Program (VET)
A Large/Food Animal Veterinary Loan was approved for a recipient in Monroe ($150,000) County. The Vet Loan program is designed to assist individuals licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Kentucky who desire to construct, expand, equip or buy into a practice serving large animal producers, including goat, sheep, swine, and other smaller food animals.