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Growing Returns: Agroforestry’s Success Over Technical and Financial Obstacles

For more than three decades, Keavin Hill has managed corn, soy, and wheat across approximately 4,000 acres of farmland that covers parts of both southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. But today these properties are starting to look a little different. This past summer Hill Farms added 51,000 chestnut trees across ...
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Providing Flexible Capital to Under-Resourced Farmers

A Collaborative Capital Case Study: The challenge is not so unfamiliar: small to medium-scale farmers often seek to make improvements and investments in their operations, including transitioning to regenerative practices, but they do not have access to the capital needed to do so. American family farms desperately need financial stability ...
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Women Transforming Food: Building Brands that Nourish People and Planet

For both Meghan Rowe and Sara Delaney starting food businesses was a means to addressing issues near and dear to their hearts, while meeting an unmet market need. For Meghan it was to address a clear need for baby food with clean ingredients that even went a step beyond organic ...
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Meet the Activator: Merge Impact

Meet the Activator is a regular series designed to highlight the incredible and diverse solution builders activating capital for regeneration across the agriculture and food system. Company: Merge Impact Description of Company: Merge Impact activates investments by enabling ecosystem transparency in food and agriculture supply chains. We provide our users ...

Key Take-Aways from the 2023 RFSI Forum

In 2019, we brought the idea of Regenerative Food Systems Investment (RFSI) to fruition in Oakland, CA. Our goal was to catalyze increased interest in and capital allocation to investments in regenerative agriculture and food systems. Fast forward five years, and we have intentionally built a big tent for capital ...
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Lessons from Investors at the RFSI Forum

Guest article by Aaron Desatnik, Fractal Ag I vividly recall the first farmland investing memo that I wrote in 2011. In a CNBC interview that March, Warren Buffet famously said “I’d rather have all the farmland in the U.S. than all the world’s gold.” The firm’s goal was to balance ...
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AEA Launches Community Fundraise Campaign

In an exciting new development, regenerative agriculture service company, Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA), has launched a community fundraising campaign on WeFunder that will allow farmers, regenerative agriculture investors and regenerative agriculture enthusiasts the opportunity to invest in the AEA company. Advancing Eco Agriculture's (AEA) John Kempf: Agriculture is Fundamentally About ...
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SLM Partners and Impact Ag Partners Launch New Australian Fund

Two powerhouse real asset managers - SLM Partners and Impact Ag Partners - are joining forces to launch a new fund that will invest in regenerative agriculture and carbon storage in Australia. The goal of the SLM Agri Carbon Fund, which combines decade-plus experience from both companies, is to scale ...
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Seeding the Future of Regenerative Food Supply Systems

Awareness about the complexities of the middle of the food supply system has increased in the past three years since the Covid pandemic shone a bright light on how brittle and breakable it is. Since that time, there’s been some effort and some funding to address the challenges of developing ...
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The Next Steps for Regen Ag Finance May Not Be What You Think

David LeZaks and Lauren Manning have just taken the helm at Food System 6. As they reimagine the path forward for that organization, they are also challenging the status quo of finance in the regenerative space and asking some important questions.   For many years, the regenerative agriculture movement has ...
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