“The Farm Loan Board was
interested in helping the farmer.”
- Derek MacNeil, Barraville Holsteins

“They get to know you and your business;
see it first hand and understand your challenges.”
- Ian Tuttle/Ruth Tuttle, Cumberland County, NS

“The Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board
has given me the tools I need to be successful.”
- Luke denHaan, Annapolis Valley, NS

“The Farm Loan Board
is more understanding of what we were doing
in this sector and understood what I was trying to do.”
- Glenn Dodge, Bent Ridge Winery Ltd.

“Van Meekeren Farms chose to obtain financing
from the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board
because they understand the financial needs of
agricultural businesses, and have a suite of products
available to meet those needs.”
- Stephen Van Meekeren, Van Meekeren Farms Ltd.

“The biggest difference between the
Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board
and other lenders is the products they offer are better suited
to agriculture - they understand agriculture.”
- Michael Lightfoot, Kings County, NS

Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board

Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board

COVID-19 Update

July 30, 2021

The Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board remains committed to keeping clients informed about actions we are taking to support you during this time.

The Farm Loan Board has been working with industry for over 100 years. We continue to be here to help you adapt to current market conditions and respond to the economic impact of the pandemic.

Phase IV of the Nova Scotia Reopening Plan is now in place, and we have adjusted our operations to help improve our accessibility. Throughout the pandemic our offices have remained open with limited staff onsite. Now our full team is transitioning back to our office locations on a full-time basis. With this adjustment we are excited to have the ability to accommodate more in person meetings with our lending team. If you wish to meet with a member of our staff, please call ahead to make an appointment to ensure we can welcome you to our location while adhering to public health protocols. We want to continue to ensure a safe visit for you and staff members. Additionally, our full team continues to be available by phone, email, or video conference for your convenience.

The Farm Loan Board is proud to navigate these times with you and we look forward to working with you through the next phase of Nova Scotia’s economic recovery.

Office Locations and How to Reach Lending Staff

The health and safety of staff and clients always remains our top priority. Please note you can still reach your loan officer during normal business hours by contacting them through phone or email. You can also contact our main line at 902-893-6506 to have your call directed.
While our offices are open, if you wish to meet in person with a member of our lending team we ask that you call in advance to book a meeting to ensure available meeting space can be booked to provide for appropriate social distancing.

Bible Hill: Open, please call in advance to book an appointment, 902-893-6506
Kentville: Open by appointment only
Yarmouth: Open by appointment only

Investing in the future for generations

We understand what it takes to farm in Nova Scotia. Like generations of Nova Scotia farmers before, you know this land. You know what it takes to make it profitable - to make the most of what it can offer. You see more than soil and buildings; you see potential - and so do we. That's why for over 100 years we have been committed to supporting Nova Scotia farmers. Our clients aren't numbers or accounts – they're our friends, our neighbours and our family.

How our clients are growing agriculture in Nova Scotia

Whether it's the start up of a new operation, expansion of farming program, bringing In new technology or innovation in value-add products, our clients are growing agriculture in Nova Scotia. Find our more about their projects and how the Loan Board helped with their growth.


For over 100 years, The Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board been has providing valuable support to farmers in Nova Scotia. Our goal is to foster the development of sustainable agriculture and agri-rural businesses in Nova Scotia through responsible lending.

How to apply

Applications will be considered from both existing producers and new prospective farmers for a variety of projects including, but not limited to farm acquisitions (i.e. farms as going concerns), land purchases, construction/improvement of buildings and rural agri-businesses development.

Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board
Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board
Truro - Head Office

74 Research Drive
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Tel: 902-893-6506
Fax: 902-895-7693

Kentville - Field Office

Kentville Agricultural Centre
32 Main Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia, B4N 1J5

Tel: 902-679-6009
Fax: 902-679-4997