Whether you are borrowing money to start your Agritourism business or not, it is a good idea to get a financial plan in writing. Find detailed information on writing a financial plan in the Agritourism Resource Manual.
If you are looking for available funding options, below are two offered within the state of Oklahoma. Your local bank and other programs may be able to assist, however, these programs have worked for other Oklahoma Agritourism business owners as they were getting started.
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF)
The ODAFF Market Development Division has tools used to foster rural economic growth such as the Agricultural Enhancement and Diversification Program. It is designed to develop or improve uses for agricultural products, expand the state's production of value-added products and to encourage diversified farming. Interest-free loans and grants are available through four program areas: marketing utilization loan, cooperative marketing loan, basic and applied research loan/grant and farm diversification grant.
Rural Enterprises, Inc. (REI)
REI has statewide lending programs and loans to accommodate businesses of all sizes. They recognize that every business is different, with different needs.
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