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

Aeris Impact Management Assessment

We recently became one of the first companies to undergo an Impact Management Assessment by Aeris. This assessment evaluates a fund’s impact management capacity by focusing on impact management systems and processes as the strongest indicator of the fund's ability to make investments in alignment with its stated impact thesis and to achieve its impact goals.

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What We're Reading

‘A major punch in the gut’: Midwest rains projected to create near-record dead zone in Gulf

It’s been a slow spring in the Midwest, marked by historically wet conditions that have caused floods and delayed planting throughout the region. These effects are being felt throughout the region and beyond: flooding in the Midwest is accelerating the flow of water from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico.

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