Soil Restoration Notes

Fixed Income, Direct Impact

Iroquois Valley has independently issued promissory notes since 2014 to offer investors a fixed-income security that supports organic farmers. The proceeds from the sale of the Soil Restoration Notes are used to secure farmland for farmers that have approached us with land access needs. The Notes allow the Company to broaden and diversify the capital stack, keep costs of capital relatively low and offer lease and mortgages to farmers at accessible rates.  This product is only available to accredited investors. This offering is now closed – a new Note offering is coming in early 2020.

Direct Impact Through the Organic Transition Pool

The Soil Restoration Notes program includes direct financial support for farmers in the portfolio who are currently experiencing the three-year transition period necessary to convert a conventional piece of farmland to organic. The Company pays 3% annually on the Notes, but only 2.5% goes to the investor. The remaining 0.5% is paid into a cash pool distributed to farmers in transition on a per acre basis. This helps lower costs for farmers during the most financially challenging time, when the crops are grown organically but are not able to be marketed as organic.

2.5% Interest to Investors 0.5% to Organic Transition Pool

Investment Details

  • Available to accredited investors only*
  • Minimum investment of $30,000
  • Investor receives 2.5% interest per year, paid in semi-annual coupons on January 15th and July 15th
  • Company pays an additional 0.5% interest into Organic Transition Pool distributed to farmers currently in the process of transitioning the land to organic
  • Note matures on July 15, 2023
  • Securities offered through SEC Regulation D

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

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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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Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, PBC is offering its common stock for sale pursuant to Tier 2 of Regulation A+ and as such intends to be exempted from state qualification pursuant to federal law. Some of the statements herein may constitute forward-looking statements under federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Offering Circular. No offer to sell securities or solicitation of an offer to buy securities is being made herein or in any state where such offer or sale is not permitted under the blue sky or state securities laws thereof. Offerings are only made through our Offering Circular, available here. No offering is being made to investors unless and until the offering has been noticed in that state, as applicable. In compliance with state securities laws, Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, PBC is prohibited from offering and selling securities to residents of the following states until further notice: AZ and FL. Furthermore, no offer to sell securities or solicitation of an offer to buy securities is being made in the following states: AL, AR, ND, OK, and WV.

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