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Our Impact

Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT began financing land acquisitions for organic farmers in 2007. More than a decade later, we continue to make lasting impact by connecting mission-aligned investors with a wide range of organic farm operations.

STRAFFORD VILLAGE FARM | ORANGE COUNTY, VT

Our Track Record

Portfolio Growth & Diversity

  • $50MM in assets secured through a combination of equity investments, self-issued debt and traditional bank debt.
  • An increasingly diverse portfolio of farms growing more than 60 different varieties of crops and livestock, and featuring a variety of supply-chain models from direct sale and producer cooperatives to suppliers for large-scale brands and wholesale markets.
  • A broad base of investor support from more than 400 investors across 40 states, and internationally.
  • Lease and mortgage agreements with 40 different farmers & farm families.
  • Making Impact Investing Accessible (from $25,000 to over $1 Million) from a diverse group of investors including individuals, trusts, IRAs, Foundations, Family Offices, Faith-Based Groups and Non-Profits.
  • For more information on our financial performance and corporate history, please see our Key Corporate Statistics (pdf) document or contact invest@iroquoisvalley.com.

Planting Deep Roots for the Future

  • A focus on the next generation of farmers, with 70% of the leased portfolio farmed by millennials.
  • Trusted ongoing relationships with farmers: 50% of all newly raised capital is invested into existing relationships with farmers, who choose to work with us as their preferred finance partner to help them scale further.
  • A growing network of partners in the movement to transform agriculture.
  • One third of our investors choose to reinvest with Iroquois Valley, and provide continued support for organic agriculture.

Benefits of Organic & Regenerative Agriculture

Benefits of Organic & Regenerative Agriculture

Company Recognition


We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to protect the environment and provide land tenure to organic and local farmers while generating a positive financial return.

Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT was awarded a “Best for the World” B Corporation from 2016-2019 and was selected to the ImpactAssets IA50 from 2012-19. The IA50 is a listing of experienced private debt and equity impact investment managers that is updated annually by ImpactAssets, a non-profit organization that promotes a capital ecosystem for optimal social, environmental and financial impact.

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

Organic farmers to harvest record acres in 2019

Organic agriculture is growing – in 2019, 8.3 million acres were planted and certified organic in the US. This equates to 18,155 organic farms and a 3% jump from 2018.

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What We're Reading

Is Organic Farming Risky?

The National Center for Appropriate Technology recently released a report evaluating risk in organic agriculture based on five years of research. "I'm able to report that we found no strong evidence that organic farms are any riskier than non-organic ones, and at least some evidence to the contrary".

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