We harvest flexibility.
For over 100 years, the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board has been supporting farmers and food producers in Nova Scotia. Our mission is to build on the success of agriculture in Nova Scotia by providing lending opportunities so farmers and producers can expand, grow, and innovate. Agriculture financing is all we do, and that single focus gives us a deeper understanding of producers’ needs here.
We offer multiple products to help you reach your goals and cultivate the success as you grow.
How to Apply
Applying for a loan with us is easy and we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Dig a little deeper into a few of the ways our clients have improved their operations, and how the Loan Board lended a hand.
More ways to
seed your growth
We support the development of sustainable agriculture and agri-rural business in Nova Scotia through responsible lending.
Clients & News
Full Story: Rockland apple farm is two-time award winner
Apple blossom time is Jeffrey Walsh’s favourite time of year. For this commercial apple grower, the blossoms signal the start of new life on the farm. “Everybody is eager and excited to get going,” he says. “You can […]
Full Story: Farming close to nature at MacDougall Meadows
Jake MacDougall farms with one eye on the future and the other on the past. At 34, he embraces technology and uses it to market what his farm produces. The animals he raises for meat are free to […]
Full Story: 21st-century success in a 19th-century butcher shop
When you walk into the old-fashioned storefront of the Canning Village Meat Market to order your barbecue steaks and burgers, you’d never imagine that this small-town butcher shop is a retailing and wholesaling powerhouse. The store first opened […]
What our customers say about us.
“Locking in interest gave me some certainty in my planning and that’s the security I needed. It was easier to make a sustainable business plan knowing up front what your costs would be throughout the term. Their loan was the best fit for what we were looking to do.”
Vincent Kouwenberg, Wallace Bay, NS
“The Farm Loan Board understands my business and gives me what I need to meet my demand; they understand my message, what I’m trying to say and my story.”
Luke DenHaan, Annapolis Valley, NS
“I like the Farm Loan Board because they understand farming and they’re very flexible,”
Lisa Jenereaux, Melvern Square, NS
The Farm Loan Board really helped us navigate some tough times getting into the industry.”
Jolene Vermeulen, Urbania, NS
“The Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board has given me the tools I need to be successful”