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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.

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.

Offering 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

How to Invest


  • Review the PPM and associated offering documents

  • Invest online at invest.iroquoisvalley.com OR download a Subscription Agreement on our Documents page

  • Send funds through check or wire (instructions available upon request)

  • Reach out to invest@iroquoisvalleyfarms.com with questions or to set up a phone call to review

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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