Mission & Goals
Our mission is to change the direction of U.S. agriculture from one dependent upon chemicals that saturate our food and destroys soil biology to one that is organic, chemical-free, resilient and sustainable. One farm at a time.
Through our farm acquisition program, we focus on converting conventional chemical-based farms to organic as well as preserving existing organic farms that are at risk. Each farm is a unique investment opportunity that enables our investment partners to balance their organic farmland portfolio according to their own goals and resources.
We follow a unique approach to managing and operating our organic farmland portfolio. With the long-term in mind, we work with our team of organic farm operators sharing the crops and costs. Each of our farm partnerships provide the farmland and our operating partners provide the equipment, labor and fuel. When the farmland is sold we give our operators first right of refusal to buy the farm they have been caring for. Everyone has a stake in the successful outcome of each farm.
We believe that this structure provides a win/win for investors and farm operators alike.
To rebuild conventional grain farms into scalable organic farms, our teams use the latest in farming technology. But more critical to our success is our years of experience in transitioning farms with the deep understanding as to how to work within the laws of nature while not compromising the environment. The result is a farm that excels in yield performance while receiving higher premiums for each bushel of healthy grain sold.
We secure our investors’ capital with a real asset – organic farmland. Farmland is not correlated with other asset classes or other real assets. In any market, healthy food is essential. As such, farmland is a significant portfolio diversifier. As reported by The Economist, farmland has outperformed most major asset classes over the past decade with low volatility.
And there is a triple bottom line to each farm. Each farm meets the sustainability standards serving:
- People – with healthy food while helping to restore the vibrancy of local farm communities.
- Planet – by rehabilitating soil that sequesters carbon out of the atmosphere, cleanses groundwater supplies and diminishes erosion.
- Profits – by designing each farm to deliver an estimated average annual NOI of 4% or higher. Combined with appreciation based on historic land values, adds an additional estimated return of 8%.
According to the Organic Trade Association (OTA) the organic industry continues to grow at a rate of 10%+ annually. The certified organic industry has grown from $1 billion in 1990 to an estimated $50 billion today.
In the USDA’s report, consumer demand for organically produced goods continues to show double-digit growth, providing market incentives for U.S. farmers across a broad range of products. Organic products are now available in over 20,000 natural food stores and nearly three out of four conventional grocery stores. Organic sales account for over 4% of total US food sales, according to recent industry statistics and are the fastest growing segment in grocery store aisles.
Organic food is sold to consumers through three main venues: conventional grocery stores, natural food stores, and direct-to-consumer markets.
Organic price premiums continue to remain high in many markets as the demand for organic products expands while production does not.
Our Food Security
As reported by US Department of State, demand for organic food in the US is so high that the ratio of imported organic food versus those exported makes organic food an issue of U.S. economic interest. This represents a negative to the U.S. balance of trade of over one billion dollars per year.