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Junior Ag Loans available to students pursuing careers in agriculture

Posted at 3:25 PM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 17:25:15-05

HELENA— The Montana Department of Agriculture is bringing awareness to their Junior Ag Loans.

Students who are actively pursuing a career in agriculture have the opportunity to apply.

The loans have been open to Future Farmers of America (FFA) students since the 70s.

Youth involved in farm-related organizations like FFA could be eligible for a loan up to $8,500.

“One thing we are hearing a lot [from] businesses is that financial knowledge that kids have these days comes to normal balancing, borrowing practices,” said Walt Anseth, with the Business Development sector of the Montana Department of Agriculture. “They’re wanting more education in that.

According to the Montana Department of Agriculture, more than 65 youth currently participate in the Junior Ag Program.

-Reported by Christine Sullivan/MTN News