The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Office has loan, loan guarantee and grant programs to help farmers improve energy efficiency and expand their markets and to help rural businesses and economies grow.
Get in touch with the Rural Development Office at:
USDA Rural Development State Office
410 Farm Credit Service Building
375 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
The primary programs of the USDA Rural Development Office are: the Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Program, Value-Added Producer Grants, Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program, Intermediary Relending Program, Rural Economic Development and Grant Program, Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program, and Rural Business Opportunity Grant Program.