Iroquois Valley was featured in the Spring 2019 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review – read the piece here. “Restoring the Heartland” looks broadly at trends in agriculture and positions our work providing secure land tenure to transitioning and organic farmers as part of a larger shift toward regenerative economic and agricultural systems.
Key quote: “In our view, we are regenerating an asset we’re lending against,” says Miller. “Our investors understand that our business model is enhancing the value of the underlying assets. This is not traditional finance.”
SSIR’s Spring Issue is available to the public until mid-May.
Iroquois Valley was featured in a Civil Eats article, “Can an Investment Firm Help Increase U.S. Organic Farmland?” for our work to help scale organic agriculture in America. The article features interviews with farmers we work with at Vilicus Farm, Creambrook Farm, and Richview Farms.
Some key takeaways from the article:
- Demand for organic products is increasing in the US, but organic acreage has not increased at the same rate. Iroquois Valley is changing that by financing farmland for organic farmers.
- We want to scale up and impact more farmers. We currently have over 50 farms in our portfolio, but want to grow to hundreds of farms.
- We need more investors to help us build the movement we believe in. We are opening a Regulation A+ offering that will allow public investors to invest in our mission.
Read the full article on Civil Eats to learn about our plans to scale up and support more organic farmers transitioning U.S. soils to organic.