AgBMP Loan Program
Delane Krier: 651-923-5286 Ext. 102
The AgBMP Loan Program is a water quality program that provides low interest loans to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses. The purpose is to encourage agricultural best management practices that prevent or reduce runoff from feedlots, farm fields and other pollution problems identified by the county in local water plans.
Projects include feedlot improvements, manure storage basins, spreading equipment, terraces, grass waterways, conservation tillage equipment, and other agricultural best management practices (BMP's) that reduce or treat runoff from farm yards and fields. BMP's that receive cost share funding and projects needed to comply with water related rules or laws are eligible.
Conservation tillage equipment
No-till Planting Equipment
Private Septic System
Cluster Septic System
To apply for a loan
Potential borrowers should contact the SWCD for available funds and information regarding the AgBMP Program. Below is the AgBMP Worksheet and the AgBMP Loan Application Form that will need to be filled out prior to being accepted into the program.
Maximum loan length is 10 years
Maximum loan amount is $100,000
Maximum interest rate is 3%
Lender may charge customary fees
Lender may require collateral
Borrower must meet lending criteria