Beginning Farmers

There are a wide variety of tools to help you plan a new farm business, whether you are starting a new farm or adding a new business to your existing operation.

Farm Lending

When purchasing a farm through a realtor, many real estate brokers require pre-approval for a mortgage before showing a property. The following financial institutions and agencies deal with agricultural lending; some also offer other services that go along with the purchase of a farm including: appraisals, tax preparation and financial planning.

First Pioneer Farm Credit Attn: Greg Doyle or John Lehr
Address: 995 State Route 12 (P.O. Box 60) Sangerfield, NY 13455
Phone: 1-800-762-3276 or (315) 841-3398
E-mail: sangerfield.ny@firstpioneer.com
Website: www.farmcreditusa.com

The National Bank of Vernon Attn: Mike Magnusson
Address: 5238 W. Seneca St, (PO Box 890) Vernon, NY 13476
Phone: (315) 829-2405

Central National Bank Attn: David Penny or Neil Thomas
Address: 24 Church Street Canajoharie, NY 13317
Phone: 1-800-449-6842 or (518) 673-3243
Website: www.canajocnb.com

OR 
Attn: Tom Weingart
Address: One Commons Dr Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 1-800-836-2930 or (607) 547-8301

Farm Service Agency Attn: Linda Whiteman
Address: 9025 State Rte 49 Marcy, NY 13403
Phone: (315) 736-3316
Website: www.fsa.usda.gov

NBT Bank Attn: Pat Costello
Address: 55 South Broad Street Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: (607) 337-6151
Website: www.fnb-nny.com

Contact

Bonnie Collins
Sr. Ag Program Team Leader
bsc33@cornell.edu
(315) 736-3394 Ext. 104

Last updated June 1, 2022