B Impact Report

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Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT

Organic & Regenerative Farmland Finance for Family Farmers
Certified Since: August, 2012
Location: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Sector: Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

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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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