Applications & Forms

Procedure to Apply:

  • Complete and return a Beginning Farmer Application.
    • Include supplemental documentation as specified on the application.
    • Eligibility requirements and application procedures for the beginner are the same whether you apply for the tax credit, the Personal Property Tax Exemption (PPTE) and/or financial management course cost reimbursement.
    • You do not need to rent from someone to be eligible for the PPTE or the financial management course cost reimbursement.
  • Complete and return an Asset Owner Application
    • Include supplemental documentation as specified on the application
    • Asset Owner Application not needed if applying only for the PPTE and/or the financial management course cost reimbursement.

Deadlines to Apply:

  • Personal Property Tax Exemption:  November 1st of the year preceding the year for which exemptions are sought.
  • Financial Management Course Reimbursement:  December 31st of the year cost is incurred.
  • Tax Credit:  December 31st of the year for which tax credit is sought.
    (Applicants are highly encouraged to submit applications early in the year.)

Application Process:

  • Applications are reviewed for completeness.
    • Applicants will be contacted to confirm completeness of applications, or to request additional information.
  • Board of Directors reviews applications at periodic board meetings for approval or denial.
  • Applicants informed of board decision.
  • Personal Property Tax Exemption Certificates sent to approved applicants upon board approval.
  • Forms 1099 BFC tax credits for approved beginners for financial management course reimbursement are sent in January.
  • Forms 1099 BFC tax credits for approved asset owners are sent in January.