Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT
A restorative farmland finance company
Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, PBC is a restorative farmland finance company providing land access to organic family farmers, with a focus on the next generation. Starting in 2007 (as Iroquois Valley Farms, LLC) and establishing itself as a leader in socially responsible investing before “SRI” and “Impact Investing” were common vernacular, the Company has a long track record of successfully acquiring organic and transitional farmland. In 2016, the Company expanded its scope to include mortgage financing/re-financing.
The Company uses private investment capital to facilitate farmers’ expansion plans through leasing or mortgage financing. The Company is committed to social responsibility and the public health. In that regard, Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, the parent entity, was established as a Public Benefit Corporation, whose public benefit is enabling healthy food production, soil restoration and water quality improvement through the establishment of secure and sustainable farmland access tenures.
Iroquois Valley Farms has purchased over 8,400 acres of farmland representing nearly $50 million in transaction value (inclusive of land subsequently sold its tenant farmers). All farms are operated by independent family farmers organically.
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The Change We Seek
Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT has adopted corporate ownership as the most generationally focused, indefinitely scalable and democratically governed structure suitable to its vision of permanently impacting sustainable agriculture.
Embodied in this vision are the following seven guiding principles:
Enable the next generation of young farmers to positively impact world health.
Farm with healthy, humane and organic practices.
Without GMOs, toxic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, synthetic fertilizers or other harmful chemicals.
Keep the farmers on the land.
By indefinitely renewing their leases and preferentially selling to the farm tenant. Members trade “stock,” not land.
Grow a broad-based membership.
Reaching thousands of like-minded investors concerned about the health of people, the planet, and financial stability.
Maintain a fairly valued, democratically governed enterprise.
Enabling both members and farmers to enjoy a stable and profitable return on their farming investment.
Transition traditional investment capital.
From conventional trading and extractive practices to renewable and regenerative uses.