Iroquois Valley Farms LLC was formed in 2007 in Iroquois County, Illinois as the first private company in the United States to connect sustainable farmers with local and organic farmland. Offering a unique opportunity to benefit from the growing business of producing healthy and nutritious foods, the company has purchased over 1350 acres of Midwestern/Great Lakes region farmland during its’ first seven years of operations, including a recently contracted farm in Michigan.
By focusing on the farmer, the company has developed a solid pipeline of prospective tenants and is continuously purchasing farmland for lease to these mostly mid-size 3rd or 4th generation family farmers. While past performance is no guarantee of future results, investors that have provided patient capital have been well rewarded as evidenced by the accompanying chart.
Iroquois Valley Farms was certified as a B Corporation in 2012 and was recently chosen by ImpactAssets as a participant in its Impact 50 (IA50) listing of worldwide impact investments.
The graph below shows the performance of $10,000 invested in the initial private offering in 2007: