Vision

“In every deliberation we must consider the impact on the seventh generation"

- Iroquois Nation, Great Law of Peace
Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT has adopted corporate ownership as the most generationally focused, indefinitely scalable and democratically governed structure suitable to its vision of permanently impacting sustainable agriculture.

Embodied in this vision are the following seven guiding principles:

Enable the next generation of young farmers to positively impact world health.

Farm with healthy, humane and organic practices.

Without GMOs, toxic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, synthetic fertilizers or other harmful chemicals.

Keep the farmers on the land.

By indefinitely renewing their leases and preferentially selling to the farm tenant. Members trade “stock,” not land.

Grow a broad-based membership.

Reaching thousands of like-minded investors concerned about the health of people, the planet, and financial stability.

Maintain a fairly valued, democratically governed enterprise.

Enabling both members and farmers to enjoy a stable and profitable return on their farming investment.

Transition traditional investment capital.

Protect farmland.

From conventional trading and extractive practices to renewable and regenerative uses.

Events

Farm Field Trip

During the last week of May, a handful of Iroquois Valley staff members visited a few of the farms and families that have been a part of our story since the beginning. The field trip was a great opportunity for our newer and more remote staff to have a hands-on orientation and see the transformation happening in the Chicago-area foodshed.

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News

Purpose-driven business

As a B Corp and Public Benefit Corporation, Iroquois Valley has long been committed to creating positive triple bottom line impacts. We’re grateful to be part of a community that recognizes business should consider all stakeholders, including people and planet. We’re glad to see that these ideas have gone mainstream with the Business Rountable’s recent […]

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What We're Reading

Soil Wealth

Croatan Institute recently released Soil Wealth, a comprehensive look at investing in regenerative agriculture across the US. Their term, soil wealth, relates to "the constellation of benefits associated with building both soil health and community wealth through regenerative agriculture."

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