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 in 2016, 2017, 2018, and was selected to the ImpactAssets IA50 in 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

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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