Hobby Farm Loan Program

Unite Your Clients With Their Farming Passions

Hobby farming is an exciting way of participating in agriculture on a small scale. These types of loans are not typically not available withtraditional wholesale lenders.

Unfortunately, there can be financial limitations when applying for a hobby farm loan, but this doesn’t have to be the case for your clients. When you partner with United Ag Lending, we’re in the business of saying “yes” to whatever hobby farm ideas your clients have in mind.

Our process makes it easy to develop a customized hobby farm loan that you can offer your clients based on their unique situation.

Hobby Farm Loans

Our hobby farm loans are a prime example of what we do at United Ag Lending. We take the conventional understanding of what a hobby farm loan is and turn it into a customizable solution.

Typically, wholesale lenders have strict limitations on what you can accomplish with hobby farm loans. However, we find it fulfilling to give your customers and our partners more flexibility.

Program Highlights
  • Minimum of 5 acres
  • Home with up to 160 acres (more allowed on a case-by-case basis)
  • Ag-exempt properties allowed but not required
  • Loans up to $2 million and Schedule F (Farm) income allowed
  • Purchase, rate/term, and cash out refinances to pay off debt, home, or land improvements, or cash in hand
  • Consolidate land and construction loans into a permanent mortgage loan
  • Primary homes or second homes
  • Land value can exceed 30% of appraised value (other lenders don’t allow this)
  • Dwelling value only required to be 25% of value (lower allowed on a case-by-case basis)
  • Multiple parcels allowed and parcels within reasonable proximity of each other (combine properties)
  • Farming and farm income allowed, if not sole income
  • Horse facility with indoor/outdoor arena and no limitation on horse stables
  • 50 heads of livestock or fewer are acceptable
  • Shed homes, barndominiums with typical living quarters, log homes, and multiple homes allowed on property
  • Fixed 15- and 30-year term

With a hobby farm loan from United AG Lending, you can offer your clients a number of different opportunities, including:

  • Making an income from their hobby farming
  • Housing up to 50 heads of livestock on the land
  • Owning multiple parcels of land and parcels within reasonable proximity of each other (it’s also possible to combine these properties)
  • Explore loans up to $2 million with Schedule F (Farm) income allowed
  • And more

These opportunities are just the start of what we can do with our hobby farm loans. We’ve created them with your customers in mind.

Putting Your Clients First

Your clients have dreams for their hobby farm, and we want them to become a reality. Our hobby farm loans are a key to their success, giving your clients the flexibility and freedom to manage their farm as they would like.

Ready to take the next step? Let’s start a conversation with your AE about our hobby farm loans and find the right solution for your clients.