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Your Farmland Investment Manager

Achieve Stable Growth Through Economic Cycles

Farmland has low volatility as compared to most other asset classes. It provides stability for investors, especially during adverse market conditions. The NCREIF farmland index hasn’t had a negative year in the past three decades.

Why Invest in Farmland?
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    Diversify Your Portfolio

    Farmland's uncorrelated returns compared to traditional asset classes such as stocks and bonds offer welcome diversification, especially during stock market downturns.

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    Hedge Against Inflation

    Farmland is a natural hedge against inflation, more-so than stocks, bonds, and even gold. Historically, the value of US farmland has been about 70% correlated with the CPI.

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    Grow Your Wealth

    Farmland has demonstrated strong absolute returns over the past several decades. It averaged ~11% total annual returns (income + price appreciation) from 1992 to 2021.

Farmland: A Superior Asset Class

Farmland’s historically low-volatility and lack of correlation with other asset classes make it an exceptionally strong diversification tool. This has driven institutions to significantly increase their investments in farmland, a largely untapped $10T global market.

  • Traditional Portfolio

    7.19%

    average annual total returns

    • Bonds
    • Stocks
    Standard Deviation
    10.53%
    Sharpe Ratio
    0.44
  • Adding Only Farmland

    7.72%

    average annual total returns

    • Farmland
    • Bonds
    • Stocks
    Standard Deviation
    8.92%
    Sharpe Ratio
    0.57
  • Adding Farmland & Real Estate

    7.68%

    average annual total returns

    • Farmland
    • Real Estate
    • Bonds
    • Stocks
    Standard Deviation
    8.50%
    Sharpe Ratio
    0.60
Sources: Farmland Values: NCREIF Farmland Index, Real Estate Values: NCREIF Property Index, Stocks Values: S&P 500 Index, Bonds Values: Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index
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Farmland: The Biggest Investment Opportunity You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
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White Paper: Introduction to Farmland Investing

Farmland is one of the least understood alternative investment opportunities due to historical constraints in the market. In this paper, we seek to provide a general understanding of farmland as an asset class and highlight the various financial characteristics that make it a compelling addition to investors’ portfolios.