American AgCredit’s AgYouth
Program is part of the Association's
commitment to Young, Beginning
and Small Farmers, targeting
school-aged students who have exhibited
an interest in agriculture by joining 4-H
Clubs and Future Farmers of America
Chapters. Under the AgYouth Program,
Association staff will work through
qualifying 4-H Clubs and FFAChapters to
assist students with qualifying livestock
projects by providing financial and
educational assistance, as well as
emphasizing the importance of accurate
records, budgeting and honoring
obligations to repay.
The AgYouth Program is intended to:
- Provide a beneficial learning experience for the participant.
- Provide seed money for the future agriculturalist.
FFA and 4-H participants nine years
of age or older as of the beginning of the
fair year who demonstrate a C average or
better in school.
Dairy - Replacement Heifer $1,500 max.
Beef - Market Steer $1,500 max.
Sheep - Market Lamb $500 max.
Swine - Market Hog $500 max.
Goat - Market/Replacement $500 max.
Calf - Market Calf $500 max.
- Use funds to purchase and care for project animal
- Keep accurate records available for AAC to inspect
- Repay funds at end of project
Restrictions apply to this program. Applications should be submitted early to qualify for funding.
- QUALIFYING CLUBS - Branch managers determine qualifying clubs as those willing to cooperate with the Association in the administration of the program.
- INTEREST - The Association will not charge interest on these funds.
- FUNDS - are available for one project per year per student. Exceptions may be made with branch manager approval for one additional project for a different fair.
- APPLICATIONS - Each student will sign a standard application/agreement. A parent and the adult club supervisor must sign as well. Applications must be submitted no later than 60 days before the applicable fair.
- ADVANCES - All advances will be made payable to student AND parent or guardian.