“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.”
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 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.