Our next webinar will discuss what Iroquois Valley Farms sees happening in organic and regenerative agriculture as well as provide information on our REIT structure and valuation methods. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 25th at 12 PM CT / 1 PM ET.
We are closing on our first purchase in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley - Creambook Farm - for lease to the Beichler family later this month. Kristen Beichler is pictured on pasture with one of their Jersey cows, Lydia, above.
Iroquois Valley is now in its 11th season! Equity subscriptions are available for Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, view the PPM here.
The Investment Advantages of Organic Farmland
A recent white paper written by Alex Mackay (a Babson MBA student), in collaboration with Iroquois Valley Farms and the Lewis Institute at Babson College outlines why everybody should be investing in farmland.
Left: Matt and Sara Weik pose with their "Environmentally Engaged Entrepreneur" Award
Right: Chestnut, a heritage breed hog with some of her newborn pigs
Congratulations to Iroquois Valley farmers Matt and Sara Weik, who were awarded a Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Award from the University of Minnesota.
The Weiks live in Northern Minnesota, where they produce pork raised on pasture for restaurants, grocers and direct sales. Their 160 acre farm,
Yker Acres, has already won several awards, including "Best Pork Chop 2016" from Mpls/St. Paul Magazine.
We are a proud sponsorof US SIF's seventh annual conference: A New Climate for Investing in Impact,
which will be held May 10 - 12 in Chicago. The conference will present both introductory and advanced topicsrelevant to sustainable and impact investing and feature compelling speakerssuch as Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy
, who will be speaking about mass incarceration and the role of companies and investors in the prison system. The conference will also include a live training on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investmenton May 10.
Save the Date for the Iroquois Valley Farms annual meeting! This year's event will be hosted in Chicago on the afternoon of July 22nd.
More details to follow.
Connecting farm families, communities, and investors since 2007.
As a corporate guideline, we do not look for specific farmland to purchase or finance. We develop relationships with farmers, mostly young and organic, that want to grow their farm business. We move forward if we have a ready, willing and able farmer in hand.