Farm with the direct support of the people who consume your food or fibre.
IIF gives best-practice farmers (like you!) early access to capital so you can improve cashflow, minimise risk, and pursue opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach
Share farming reimagined
IIF allows everyday people to invest in what you grow, straight from their smartphone. This consumer-sourced capital can improve your cashflow, minimise your risk, and foster a connection with consumers that you won’t find anywhere else.
Capital when you need it
You can access consumer-sourced capital quickly and easily when you need it.
It is not debt and enables you to pursue opportunities that will benefit your business, without compromising farm ownership.
It minimises risk to your farm operation. Your investors share the burden as well as the bounty. If a crop fails, prices fall or a natural disaster ruins your season, you won’t bear the cost alone.
You enjoy a closer connection to the people who buy and use what you grow because they’re invested – emotionally and financially – in your success. It’s a powerful way to build your brand because consumers have a tangible relationship with your operation.
Working with IIF
Farmers of all sizes are using IIF to add value to their farm.
Adverse weather in 2022 impacted a large portion of AUS pineapple production and caused a year-long supply issue due to their two year growing cycle.
Working with IIF, Pinata were able to bridge the capital shortfall caused by supply shortage and connect with consumers to bring awareness to the plight of pineapple farming in Australia.
From growing the grapes through to harvest, into barrels, bottled and shipped, there’s a number of interesting processes that Squires have been able to video to educate consumers about their wine, creating many new advocates.
Working with IIF, Squires Winery were also able to use consumer sourced capital to reduce costs, for example purchasing 20,000 bottles rather than their usual 3000 at a time, leveraging economies of scale and reducing freight.
Often cropping and broadacre farms are a cost centre until the harvest is sold at the end of the season.
Working with IIF, Willydah was able keep their cashflow positive as consumer capital covered input costs (plus margin) upfront allowing them to reduce cost-stress and risk and simply grow, harvest and sell the
Along the way they were able to educate consumers on their unique farming practices.
Tas Ag Co
A truly unique farm to fork experience, Tas Ag Co grow ‘carbon positive’ Wagyu which pass through their own abattoir and are sold direct to consumers.
Working with IIF, Tas Ag Co were able to diversify their business while fostering a unique connection with consumers to grow their brand.
Growing a unique selection of melons including an Orange Candy melon, Seedless Javelin and Seedless Champagne watermelon, Daintree Fresh export the vast majority of their produce to overseas markets.
Working with IIF, Daintree Fresh were able to access capital early in the season to cover growing costs and get ahead on growth plans for future seasons.
Bega Valley Eggs
A great family owned business, Tom and Joscelin wanted to plan for the future and grow their farm without taking on unnecessary risk.
Working with IIF, Bega Valley Eggs were able to use debt free capital to build a new, first of it’s kind hen house to grow their operation and get a year ahead of their plans.
Farmers we have worked with
IIF is proud to work with a broad range of farmers across Australia with new farmers added regularly.
IIF suits many producers, but not all. Here’s what we’re looking for in our farmer partners.
IIF is designed to create a bond between you and consumers. Your story matters. Investors want to get to know you and your farm’s story.
Established or emerging
You might be a pioneer of an emerging superfood. Or you might be recognised as one of the leading growers of an established favourite. Both are appealing to investors.
A focus on quality
Your produce doesn’t need to be unique, but investors will love you for showing that you care about what you produce.
Retail or wholesale
You might have a retail brand, or you might sell your produce to another business with a retail brand. Both are suitable.
Keep your investors engaged with regular updates. These can be photos or videos of the weather, ripening fruit or an on-farm taste test. If you produce content, we’ll share it.
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