We are a team of professionals with experience in farmland management, technology, and finance. You can learn more about us here.
We work with a variety of experienced investment managers, farmland brokers, appraisers and advisors to bring you the best deals.
One of our key partners is Farmland Opportunity, a farmland investment company with over $400 mln assets under management and a 10-year track record. While Farmland Opportunity works only with larger clients, it chose to partner with FarmTogether to allow more flexible transaction size via our online investment platform.
We typically allow a minimum investment of $50,000 per transaction.
Investing through FarmTogether platform is very easy. After reviewing available investment opportunities on our marketplace, you are offered to choose the size of your investment. Following that, you’ll be able to review the offering documents, electronically sign the investment agreement and will be asked to transfer the investment amount via your bank. Upon investment, you will have access to all relevant investment performance information via your personal portfolio page.
Lease payments are typically made in the first quarter after the lease is signed and are automatically deposited into investors’ bank accounts. Size of distributions depends on the negotiated lease payments every year. Investors are notified of upcoming lease payments and are able to track their distributions to date through our platform. Since lease payments are made before growing season starts, investors do not inherit harvest related risks.
Our fee structure varies for every deal. Please see the portfolio page for more details on our fees.
In the short-term, every investment has its own estimated liquidity horizon at the end of which the property will be sold on a best efforts basis using experienced advisors and brokers.
Weare currently planning to develop a secondary marketplace for your investments, with a launch date expected within the next two years. The marketplace will allow you to easily trade your holdings on demand. Without a secondary marketplace, liquidity will come in connection with the sale of the property.
We generally offer a managed portfolio option that provides diversified allocation across multiple properties. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in investing in a single property.
FarmTogether is an online marketplace for farmland investing. We are here to connect investors who want to invest in farmland with institutional quality US farmland investments.
Through the FarmTogether platform, investors have the opportunity to invest in farmland opportunities online through a private, secure website. Investors can browse investments, review due diligence materials and sign legal documents securely online.
Once invested, investors have access to a personal dashboard, allowing them to watch how their money is working for them.
Accredited investors have access to all investments on FarmTogether.
Specifically, you must meet one of the following criteria: Earn an annual income per individual of over $200,000 per year ($300,000 per couple) with the expectation of maintaining such level of income in the future.
Have a net worth of more than $1 million (individually or jointly), excluding the value of a primary residence.
Be a bank, insurance company, registered investment advisor, business development company, or small business investment company.
Be a general partner, executive officer, director or a related combination thereof for the issuer of a security being offered.
Be a business in which all the equity owners are accredited investors.
Be an employee benefit plan, a trust, charitable organization, partnership, or company with total assets in excess of $5 million.
Investments will typically be structured as interests in a special purpose entity (each, a "Fund") that directly owns the farmland. As such, investors would be the ultimate beneficial owners of the farmland itself. A deal sponsor, as the manager, will be typically responsible for oversight, reporting, and overall management of Fund operations. Deal sponsor will be engaged as a sub-advisor and will make investment decisions, as well as providing all services related to the day-to-day management of the farmers and farmland property(s) and certain Fund operation services.
We typically target US row crop farmland, focusing on locations with the highest crop yield productivity growth, the best relative value, and fragmented, restricted ownership. We look for properties with the potential to increase tillable acres and rental rates through drainage tile, tree or acreage removal, and pooled leasing.
There are risks associated with investments in farmland. Please review the risks under the associated Disclosures document.
Most common risks are overpaying for land and not understanding the prevailing lease rates and their drivers in the area. We mitigate these risks by being conservative in our underwriting and partnering with highly experienced farmers and farmland investment managers.
One common misconception is that farmland is highly volatile due to the volatile nature of the crops. At FarmTogether, we often lease out the land, not operate it, so we do not bear the operating risks nor reap the rewards that a farmer does.
Given that the universal supply of farmland is decreasing while demand is growing, we see positive long-term tailwinds for land prices and lease rates. Lastly, we recommend to always diversify your portfolio across crops and geographies.