How does Steward work?
We're a platform that creates mutually beneficial relationships between sustainable farmers and responsible investors.
For farmers, we provide vital funding for land, equipment and more. For investors, we create ways to earn returns while supporting sustainable agriculture.
The Steward Farm Trust
Currently, when you make an investment through Steward, you're investing in the Steward Farm Trust (we hope to open up investments in individual farms soon!). The trust owns a portfolio of loans made to independent, sustainable farmers who are ready to improve or expand production.
Our online investment crowdfarming campaign raises capital for the Steward Farm Trust from individual investors.
It's a simple exchange:
- You invest in a pool of loans to independent family farmers.
- Your investment funds the growth of each farm business.
- Farmers pay back the loans with interest - everyone profits.