Last week I sat down (via Zoom, natch) with Artem Milinchuk, Founder and CEO of FarmTogether, a platform offering fractional investments in US farmland, which typically sees returns of 7-12% as an asset class.
I learned a ton from Artem about farmland investing, and it’s definitely a category worth a closer look for investors seeking low correlation with the stock market and substantial inflation protection.
Some of the highlights from our conversation:
- 70% of US farmland is expected to change hands in the next 20 years, driven by the a wave of retiring farmers who don’t have children interested in farming
- Unlike many categories of real estate investing, farmland isn’t subject to much depreciation (no roof to replace or leaks to repair) and vacancy is minimal
- Major shifts to plant-based meats, organic produce, and regenerative farming are driving changes in the way farmland is used
Artem has a real passion for farmland investing, and it comes out as he describes FarmTogether’s mission to “democratize farmland investing”.
FarmTogether is currently open only to accredited investors, but Artem says they have plans to open up options for non-accredited investors eventually. You can learn more from our detailed review, or check out their website.