We are pleased to share that we provided financing to our first farm in Washington. The Little Farm by the Sea is a diversified livestock operation on the Olympic Peninsula. Jordan Bebee and his family are first-generation farmers with a vision to build a perennial ecosystem that integrates livestock and builds soil organic matter. We provided financing for the Bebee family to maintain their ownership of this 115 acre farm. We also provided a line of credit that will allow the farmers access to much-needed operating capital as they grow their operation.
Farming on the Olympic Peninsula
Jordan began his career in public accounting, where he migrated to the impact investing space and worked primarily with companies doing work in food and agriculture. He quickly realized that he wanted to farm himself, and began studying with Mark Shepard, a leader in agroforestry, who wrote Restoration Agriculture . Together, they conceptualized what The Little Farm by the Sea could be. See more photos of the operation by visiting the farm's Instagram page .
Jordan and his family have farmed this land since 2015. They raise chickens, ducks, sheep, pigs, and cattle that move through grass, savanna, trees, and bushes in a perennial-centered system.

Collaboration has been key to the young farm's success. Jordan partners with a neighboring farmer at Chehalis Valley Farm , who has a processing facility for poultry certified by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The small facility provides much-needed local infrastructure, especially now as large processing facilities face challenges in the wake of coronavirus. From there, they co-market their meat and sell to Beast & Cleaver , a whole animal butcher shop in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Eggs from the poultry are sold to local grocers and available at farmers markets. Jordan also raises black currants that are sold to Finnriver Cidery and fermented into specialty ciders.

When he found this land in 2015, it matched what he was looking for: it included woods, ponds (especially loved by the ducks), riparian areas, and plenty of pasture. The site is well-suited for silvopasture, which is under development. The farm is about 11 miles inland from the Pacific ocean and receives about 60 inches of rain a year. Most days begin with a marine layer of fog that makes grass and savanna grow especially quickly. Jordan envisions increasing the amount of animals that move through this land and planting more fruit, grown in ways that embody land stewardship and provide quality, nutritious food to the community.
Our first public benefit report
We're proud to share our first public benefit report. We incorporated our company as a public benefit corporation in 2016 to build into our structure our intent to create public benefit. We intend to create public benefit by enabling healthy food production, restoring soil, and improving water quality through the establishment of secure and sustainable farmland tenure.

Read our public benefit report  here .

This report builds on our history of impact reports, which measure our impacts against our vision statement. See our previous impact reports  here .
Investing in Iroquois Valley
Iroquois Valley's REIT Equity Shares are currently being reviewed by the SEC after being updated with a new share price of $595. Our Soil Restoration Notes are open and support our ability to invest in farmers and grow the good food movement, acre by acre and farmer by farmer.

Learn more about investing by visiting our website or reach out to set up a conversation at .
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Securities involve risk, and investment may result in a partial or total loss. Some of the statements herein may constitute forward-looking statements under federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those described in offering circulars prepared for the purpose of offering and selling securities by Iroquois Valley. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Any historical returns, expected returns, or probability projections may not reflect actual future performance.

Iroquois Valley and its affiliates are not liable for any investment decisions by its readers or subscribers. It is strongly recommended that any purchase or sale decision be discussed with a financial advisor, tax advisor, broker-dealer, or a member of any financial regulatory body. The information contained herein has been provided as an information service only. The accuracy or completeness of the information is not warranted and is only as reliable as the sources from which it was obtained.

In particular, Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, PBC is offering its common stock for sale pursuant to Tier 2 of Regulation A+, and as such intends to be exempted from state qualification pursuant to federal law. Offerings are only made through our  Offering Circular , available here. No offer to sell securities or solicitation of an offer to buy securities is being made herein or in any state where such offer or sale is not permitted under the blue sky or state securities laws thereof. No offer to sell securities or solicitation of an offer to buy securities is being made in the following states: AL, AR, ND, OK, and WV.
As a corporate guideline,  we do not look for specific farmland to purchase or finance. We develop relationships with farmers, mostly young and organic, who want to grow their farm business. We move forward when we have a ready, willing and able farmer. 
Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT | Public Benefit Corporation  
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