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.
How IIF works
IIF operates as a cooperative and is built on trusted partnerships. Co-ops have been a tried and tested part of the farming landscape for generations. IIF is simply a co-op reimagined, where consumers and farmers become partners in production.
Agriculture and food supply are essential, but it’s easy for city folk to take it for granted.
Today, the divide between city and country, producers and consumers, has never been greater. IIF is here to change that.
IIF is the agricultural investment platform that facilitates direct access to real on-farm, agricultural assets.
Partner with IIF
Get paid early
Farm as usual
Get paid again
Connecting producers & consumers
Collectively, IIF Cooperative members have invested millions of dollars into Australian farmers, enabling producers to do things like:
- Upgrade Infrastructure
- Improve Cashflow
- Sow extra crops/increase herd
- Build relationships with consumers
- Mitigate market risk
- Scale quickly
Partnering with Squires Winery
IIF is an incredible opportunity for the agricultural sector to reduce their risk and for a new, small business such as ours, provides the capacity through improved cashflow to grow the business.
IIF also enables us to develop a strong connection with a new client base who are now sharing our journey. Innovation in farming is constant and I believe IIF will be an integral part of the Australian Agricultural landscape as it evolves and grows. We look forward to continuing to be part of IIF in the future.Paul Squires
Partnering with Tree Nut Services
Embarking on pecan tree cultivation comes with financial challenges, particularly the lengthy turnover cycle. IIF’s timely capital injection transformed our trajectory, allowing us to kickstart a second cycle a year earlier than anticipated. This acceleration not only expedited returns but also showcased IIF’s understanding of our industry’s nuances.
We made available 4000 trees to farm share and were sold out in a record time.
Their swift financial support goes beyond mere capital provision; it’s a strategic partnership that propels businesses forward. For farmers seeking a reliable ally in navigating the complexities of farming, IIF stands out as a catalyst for accelerated growth. Grateful for their support, we confidently recommend IIF to fellow visionaries.Dennis & Mariet Beytell
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.