Missouri FIRST



Farming Operation Program

The purpose of the Farming Operation Program is to assist the established farmer with low-cost operating funds for production expenses. These expenses may include:

  • Equipment purchase or rental
  • Custom harvesting expense
  • Rent
  • Wages
  • Livestock
  • Feed
  • Fertilizer
  • Chemicals
  • Professional fees or renovations
  • Repairs
  • Expansion or purchase of buildings and ancillary fixed assets (loading chutes, grain storage, etc.)

Funds may not be used for purchasing or refinancing land



  • Borrower must be headquartered and operating in Missouri.
  • Must have fewer than 10 employees.
  • Projected farm income (not including spouse's income) must be greater than non-farm income.

Preference is given to farms suffering drought-related losses.

Download an Farm Operations Loan Application to be completed with your lender.