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“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, investor, Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT

Our Business Model

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.

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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 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” from 2016 to 2019. Iroquois Valley was also chosen by Impact Assets as a participant in its Impact 50 (IA50) listing of worldwide impact investments from 2012 to 2019.

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
Miller Family Farm | Iroquois County, IL

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Calling all transitioning & organic farmers: Share your experience in two surveys

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) are collaborating with the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC) to identify the research priorities of certified organic producers, as well as producers transitioning land to certified organic production.

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Our Public Benefit Report

Iroquois Valley is proud to release its first public benefit report. We incorporated our company as a public benefit corporation in 2016 to build into our structure our intent to create public benefit. We intend to create public benefit by enabling healthy food production, restoring soil, and improving water quality through the establishment of secure […]

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Flour Shortage? Amber Waves of Regional Grains to the Rescue

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been highly visible in the food system. Amy Halloran writes on the grain economy in her latest for Civil Eats, highlighting the role of small and regional mills in supplying flour during this crisis.

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