Iroquois Valley has independently issued promissory notes since 2014 to offer investors a fixed-income security that supports organic farmers. We have a long history of deploying investor capital to meet farmers where they are, create innovative products, and generate deeply impactful returns. Our notes are available only to accredited investors.

Evolving to Meet Farmer Needs

Iroquois Valley is proud to offer the Rooted in Regeneration Note, which is a natural evolution responding to a particularly underserved demographic within the organic farming community – socially disadvantaged farmers – who are primarily Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC).  

Historically, BIPOC farmers have faced significant barriers to accessing financing while overwhelmingly using organic and regenerative practices. Socially disadvantaged farmers represent 4.5% of all farmers in the US in 2017, compared to 13.3% in 1900. According to the World Wildlife Foundation, Indigenous people comprise less than 5% of the world population, but protect 80% of the Earth’s biodiversity in the forests, deserts, grasslands, and marine environments in which they have lived for centuries. We are proud to expand our support for borrowers through specialized and reparative products. 

Mechanics to Achieve Impact

Investors in the Rooted in Regeneration Notes divert a portion of their return to a pool that provides discounts on the mortgage interest rate to eligible and participating farmers. Eligible farmers must be engaged in conservation practices and classified as socially disadvantaged under the USDA definition, which currently includes BIPOC farmers. 

Investment Details

  • Loan capital to Iroquois Valley
  • Inclusive and reparative terms supporting land tenure for BIPOC farmers
  • 3, 5, or 7 year terms
  • $25,000 minimum
  • 0.5-3.0% interest paid to investor
  • 1.0-1.5% interest paid into Rooted in Regeneration Pool
  • Accredited Investors Only
  • Not typically available in brokerage accounts

*For more information on what defines an accredited investor, please visit the SEC website or reach out to our investment department at

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Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum: Realities of a Farmland Deal

September 21, 2023
Join us on an insightful journey into the world of organic and regenerative agriculture at the upcoming Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum, September 26th-27th in Denver, CO. On Tuesday, the 26th, our CEO, Chris Zuehlsdorff, will be taking the stage at 11:55 AM MT alongside Cindy Tolle of Evergreen Ranching & Livestock.


Central Grazing Co: Catalyzing land restoration by building an alternative lamb market

April 25, 2023
Jacqueline has been in search of well-aligned funders to enable land access, growth of her flocks, and sustainable, regional processing and marketing for the products produced. Jacqueline initially contacted Iroquois Valley in 2020 to learn more about our investment process and eventually requested financing to help expand her sheep flock from Central Grazing’s network of lamb producers.

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