The FSA not only offers real estate and operating loans, they also offer a program to encourage experienced farmers to help beginners. I am looking for a farmer who wants to participate in this program :)!
Transition Incentive Program (TIP)
The TIP Program gives retiring farmers or ranchers an incentive to sell their CRP or make a long-term lease to a beginning farmer. Retirees are eligible for up to 2 years of additional CRP payments for enrolling their about-to-expire CRP in the program.
For more detailed information about beginning farmer and rancher loans and other programs, contact your local FSA office or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.
Even if you don’t qualify for any of the loans or other programs the FSA offers, they can steer you in the right direction.