Our Company

Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT is an organic farmland finance company that provides farmer-friendly leases and mortgages to the next generation of organic farmers. Since our founding in 2007, we have directed $50 million in investments in organic agriculture. Our goal is to make organic agriculture the norm, not the exception in America to benefit the health of the soil and of future generations.

What We Do

“We are an investment in a real asset. We are investing in farmland. We are investing with organic family farmers; the ones changing the way the food system works and the agricultural system works for the better - for the health of the planet and the health of the consumers.”
Kevin Egolf, Chief Financial Officer, Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT

We are a Public Benefit Corp and a B Corp

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The company is committed to the triple bottom line — social responsibility, environmental soundness, and economic viability. We are pleased that this commitment has been recognized: Iroquois Valley Farms obtained Certified B Corporation status in 2012; this certification is managed by the independent non-profit B Labs, which awarded Iroquois Valley as “B Corps Best for Community” in 2014 and “B Corps Best for the World” in 2016 and 2017. Iroquois Valley was also chosen by Impact Assets as a participant in its Impact 50 (IA50) listing of worldwide impact investments from 2012 to 2018.

Our Company Roots

Our story begins in Iroquois County, Illinois, located at the epicenter of conventional agriculture in America. It is the home of the first farm we invested in, and this place serves at the heart of everything we do. Iroquois County is where we planted our roots and the seeds for a company that would reach across the nation to keep farmers on the land, and convert thousands of acres of conventionally farmed land into organic agriculture. It all started when a two former college roommates set out to transform finance, agriculture and public health.

Miller Family Farm | Iroquois County, IL

Events

2018 SRI Conference: The 29th Annual Conference for Sustainable, Responsible & Impact Investing

Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT is excited to sponsor the 2018 SRI Conference in Colorado Springs! This marks the eighth consecutive year that Iroquois Valley will be attending and the fifth straight year as a sponsor of the event.

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News

Civil Eats: Can an Investment Firm Help Increase U.S. Organic Farmland?

Demand for organic products is increasing in the US, but organic acreage has not increased at the same rate. This Civil Eats article shares how Iroquois Valley is changing that by financing farmland for organic farmers.

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What We're Reading

The Chicken and The Egg: Stop Linear Farming and Embrace Circular Agriculture

In a recent Forbes article, "The Chicken and The Egg: Stop Linear Farming and Embrace Circular Agriculture," our partners at Main Street Project were featured for their poultry-centered permaculture model.

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