Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT is a restorative farmland finance company providing land access to organic family farmers, with a focus on the next generation. Starting in 2007 (through 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 first mortgage financing.
The Company raises private capital from accredited investor sources including IRA’s, family offices, financial advisors, foundations, and socially responsible investment-related funds. Investors are broadly based and encompass over 40 states and countries. These investments facilitate farmers’ expansion plans through leasing or mortgage financing. Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT 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. Additionally, Iroquois Valley Farms LLC is a Certified B Corporation that was awarded Best for Community in 2014 and Best for the World in 2016.
“We built our business to support the businesses of our farmers.” David Miller, Co-Founder and CEO
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The company is committed to the triple bottom line — social responsibility, environmental soundness, and economic viability. We are pleased that this commitment has been recognized: Iroquois Valley Farms obtained Certified B Corporation status in 2012; this certification is managed by the independent non-profit B Labs, which awarded Iroquois Valley as “B Corps Best for Community” in 2014 and “B Corps Best for the World” in 2016. Iroquois Valley was also chosen by Impact Assets as a participant in its Impact 50 (IA50) listing of worldwide impact investments for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.