How Investing In Regenerative Agriculture Can Help Stem Climate Change Profitably

Craig Wichner, 49, founder and managing partner for Farmland LP, a fund manager that invests in converting conventional farmland to regenerative, organic farming. “It has so many benefits to the environment, to human society,” he says. “But we’re also demonstrating that you can grow a great, healthy, wonderful food and be more profitable than conventional agriculture systems.”

Huge tract of prime land near Walla Walla sold to San Francisco group

Farmland LP was formed in 2009 “to add value to farmland by converting it to organic, sustainable agriculture,” according the release. It manages more than 12,000 acres in Northern California and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. In 2015, the group purchased 6,000 acres in the Willamette Valley from Olsen Agricultural Enterprises, an entity controlled by a pioneer farming family.

Farmland highlighted by the Federal Reserve

Farmland LP is showcased in a new report “Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities” published in partnership by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Fed’s Board of Governors, and USDA’s agencies of Rural Development and the Agricultural Marketing Service.

Farmland LP: Investing In Sustainable Farmland

Over the past few years, we’ve tracked the success of Farmland LP, a family of funds created to increase the economic yield of farmland through sustainable farming practices.