“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 was
interested in helping the farmer.”
- Derek MacNeil, Barraville Holsteins

“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

“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.

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

“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.

Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board

How to Apply

Eligibility

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.

Loan Format

Financing is predominantly secured by real estate. Amortization is generally for a fixed term with payments scheduled on a monthly, semi-annual or annual basis. Equipment loans may be secured by real estate or by using equipment as security. Term rates are available to clients who fulfill certain criteria. See details of our current interest rates.

Loan Application Process

Applications are processed on the basis of a security appraisal, an assessment of the farming program and a review of the completed application form. Supplementary information may be required based on the situation under review. (i.e.: business plans) Preparing an Agri-Business Plan. Clients may complete the application form on their own, or call for a loan officer to assist or review it with them.

Application Forms
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