Business and Cooperative Programs

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Our Business Programs work in partnership with the private sector and the community-based organizations to provide financial assistance and business planning. Recipients may include individuals, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes, and private companies. Visit the following site for a complete overview: Business Programs.

Cooperatives are a cornerstone of business development in rural communities, and can provide residents with new job opportunities, enhanced educational and health care services, and products which enable them to compete in today's global marketplace. Cooperative Programs provide assistance for rural residents interested in forming new cooperatives and administers programs that fund value-added producer grants, rural cooperative development centers, and small socially-disadvantaged producers. Visit the following site for a complete overview: Cooperative Programs

State Office Contacts


Jeff Jones, Program Director
771 Corporate Drive Ste 200
Lexington, KY 40503
859.224.7435

Cheryl Clay, Loan Specialist
859.224.7326

Scott Maas, Loan Specialist
859.224.7319

Dean Tandy, Loan Specialist
859.224.7303