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Trevor MontgomeryTrevor Montgomery, at 18-years old, Trevor is the youngest borrower from the SOAR Loan Fund.  He is a beginning farmer who borrowed $5,000 from the Kentucky Highlands EZ Crop Fund to purchase his first cattle in Spring 2017.  With the $7,500 SOAR Farm Loan, Trevor will purchase his first farm – a 5-acre tract to house his cattle.  The farm is fenced, has a good barn, and a water source.  His plan is to buy the tract, upgrade fences and gates, and fertilize and lime the fields.

The SOAR Small Production Loan Fund is a low-interest financing resource designed to assist small producers grow healthy, nutritional foods so that they can move into commercial production. The goal is to support and educate growers to develop a strong local food system in eastern and southern Kentucky that will be market-supported and result in a profit for the growers.


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